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 News Release - October 4, 2006

Auriga Executes Agreement Naming River's Edge Pharmaceuticals as Authorized Generic Distributor of Extendryl and Levall

Contract with Leading Distributor Provides Key Strategic Advantages and Protection in Generic-Drug Marketplace

NORCROSS, Ga.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Auriga Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB:ARGA ), a specialty pharmaceutical company driving high-growth revenues through acquisition of valuable brand portfolios and innovative drug development programs, has executed a term sheet for an agreement authorizing River's Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC to be the exclusive generic drug distributor of the Company's ExtendrylŽ and LevallŽ prescription product lines.

The proposed agreement is designed to provide a number of notable strategic advantages to protect and maximize Auriga's product revenue as it moves into the marketplace for generic versions of its drug brands.

"The agreement with River's Edge is expected to prevent sizable market erosion and maintain market exclusivity at leading retailers around the United States," said Philip S. Pesin, Chief Executive Officer of Auriga. "We expect it will allow us to maintain a significant percentage of our current market share and to maintain important controls over the revenue base of our popular prescription common cold remedies."

The current agreement with River's Edge includes Auriga's recently acquired LevallŽ family of common cold remedy prescription drug products, which generated approximately $9.7 million of sales in 2005 and $9.6 million of sales in 2004. The LevallŽ product line includes four trademarked lines that address medical needs in the multibillion-dollar market for respiratory and common cold ailments. The existing Levall products treat symptoms such as cough, chest congestion and stuffy nose from the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses such as sinusitis and bronchitis.

Licensing of the LevallŽ brand, in addition to the Company's proven ExtendrylŽ lines, furthers Auriga's business plan to capitalize on high-growth opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry through aggressive sales, integrated marketing and application of proprietary in-house drug development capabilities.

About River's Edge Pharmaceuticals

River's Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a value priced company that brings niche products to market. We enhance the profitability of our trading partners. The company has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2003. We will continue to bring such products to market. In addition, we partner with like minded companies to help them protect and bring value to their markets.

About Auriga Laboratories(TM)

Auriga Laboratories(TM) is a specialty pharmaceutical company capitalizing on high-revenue markets and opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry through proactive sales, integrated marketing and advanced in-house drug development capabilities. The Company's high-growth business model combines acquisition of proven brand names, powerful product development strategies and rapidly-growing national sales teams and marketing operations. Auriga acquires valuable brand portfolios that are no longer a strategic focus for large pharmaceutical companies, then capitalizes on untapped marketplace opportunities through brand extension and directed sales/marketing programs. The Company's drug-development pipeline leverages novel material science and advanced drug delivery technologies to produce improved formulations of successful brands to further expand markets, sales and clinical indications for proven, successful products. Auriga's exclusive product portfolio currently includes the ExtendrylŽ and LevallŽ families of prescription products, indicated for relief of symptoms associated with a range of acute respiratory diseases. Auriga's product portfolio also consists of Aquoral(TM) for the treatment of Xerostomia. Auriga plans to become a fully integrated pharmaceutical company by acquiring its own manufacturing and development capabilities. Moving forward, the Company will seek to acquire and/or in-license additional products and technologies to further grow revenues. For more information, please visit: For investor-specific information and resources, visit For an informational video overview, visit To view current stock quotes and news, visit

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Source: Auriga Laboratories

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