Watson Launches Generic Keppra XR®

Sep 13, 2011, 08:00 ET from Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc. has launched Levetiracetam Extended-Release 500 mg and 750 mg tablets, the generic version of UCB, Inc.'s Keppra XR® following approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Watson has begun shipping the product today.  Keppra XR® is indicated to treat partial onset seizures in people 16 years of age and older with epilepsy.

For the twelve months ending July 31, 2011, Keppra® had total U.S. sales of approximately $163 million according to IMS Health data.

About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an integrated global specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals and specialized branded pharmaceutical products focused on Urology and Women's Health. Watson has operations in many of the world's established and growing international markets.

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Statements contained in this press release that refer to non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Watson's current perspective of existing information as of the date of this release. It is important to note that Watson's goals and expectations are not predictions of actual performance. Actual results may differ materially from Watson's current expectations depending upon a number of factors, risks and uncertainties affecting Watson's business. These factors include, among others, the impact of competitive products and pricing; the timing and success of product launches; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; the availability and pricing of third party sourced products and materials; successful compliance with FDA and other governmental regulations applicable to Watson and its third party manufacturers' facilities, products and/or businesses; changes in the laws and regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid, affecting among other things, pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products; and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in Watson's periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Watson's quarterly report on form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 and Watson's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. Except as expressly required by law, Watson disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Keppra XR® is a trademark of UCB, Inc.

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