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 News Release - April 27, 2006

Biovail Names Gilbert Godin Senior Vice-President

TORONTO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--April 27, 2006--Biovail Corporation (NYSE:BVF ; TSX:BVF ) today announced that it has hired Gilbert Godin to become its Senior Vice-President, Technical Operations/Drug Delivery.

Mr. Godin, who comes to Biovail from MDS Pharma Services, will join Biovail May 2.

Mr. Godin's responsibilities will focus on the Company's product-development capability, as well as manufacturing and contract-development services.

Biovail Chief Executive Officer Dr. Douglas Squires said the addition of Mr. Godin provides Biovail with a unique combination of commercial and scientific expertise.

"Gilbert brings a wealth of experience that will enable Biovail to continue to build on its success of providing positive enhancements to medicines," Dr. Squires said. "Our ability to attract a seasoned professional with Mr. Godin's skills and capabilities is indicative of our ability to add depth and experience to the Company."

Mr. Godin comes to Biovail from MDS Pharma Services, where, during the past seven years, he held a series of progressively responsible positions in Canada and the United States. Since October 2004, he served as President of MDS Pharma, an organization that provides drug-discovery and development services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. His prior appointments at MDS Pharma included Group Vice-President, Early Stage Development; President, Early Clinical Research and Bioanalysis; and Vice-President, Strategic Business Planning and Development. He also served as Vice-President and General Manager, MDS Neo-Pharm.

Before joining MDS in 1999, Mr. Godin spent seven years with Schering Plough, where he held senior positions in France and Canada. He has also held senior positions with L'Oreal Canada and Nabisco Brands.

Mr. Godin has a Masters in Business Administration degree from Concordia University in Montreal. He also holds an engineering degree from Sherbrooke University in Quebec.

About Biovail Corporation

Biovail Corporation is a specialty pharmaceutical company, engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration, manufacture, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products utilizing advanced drug-delivery technologies. For more information about Biovail, visit the Company's Web site at

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