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 News Release - July 19, 2006

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Mobic(R)

DETROIT, July 19 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., (Amex: CPD ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for meloxicam Tablets.

Caraco's meloxicam Tablets is the generic equivalent of Boehringer Ingelheim's Mobic® a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, (NSAID) which is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. Caraco has two strengths available, 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets.

Daniel H. Movens, Caraco's Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased to gain this approval and have another product to market, adding value to our portfolio of products we market in the U.S. It will complement our current product mix by adding another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory product to our line. We plan to launch this product to the market immediately. This approval brings our total marketed product selection to 22 different products represented by 47 strengths."

Detroit-based Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., develops, manufactures and distributes generic and private-label prescription pharmaceuticals to the nation's wholesalers, distributors, drugstore chains and managed care providers.

Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward- looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are contained in the Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include: information is of a preliminary nature and may be subject to adjustment, not obtaining or delays in obtaining FDA approval for new products, governmental restrictions on the sale of certain products, dependence on key personnel, development by competitors of new or superior products or cheaper products or new technology for the production of products, the entry into the market of new competitors, market and customer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, availability of raw materials, timing and success of product development and launches, integrity and reliability of the Corporation's data, lack of success of attaining full compliance with regard to regulatory and cGMP compliance, experiencing difficulty in managing our recent rapid growth and anticipated future growth, dependence on limited customer base, occasional credits to certain customers reflecting price reductions on products previously sold to them and still available as shelf- stock, possibility of an incorrect estimate of charge-backs and the impact of such an incorrect estimate on net sales, gross profit and net income, dependence on few products generating majority of sales, product liability claims for which the Company may be inadequately insured, subjectivity in judgment of management in applying certain significant accounting policies derived based on historical experience, terms of contracts, our observations of trends of industry, information received from our customers and other sources, to estimate revenues, accounts receivable allowances including chargebacks, rebates, income taxes, values of assets and inventories, litigation involving claims of patent infringement, litigation involving claims for royalties relating to a prior contract for one product and other risks identified in this report and identified from time to time in our reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the date of this report. We disclaim, however, any intent or obligation to update our forward-looking statements.


Source: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories

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