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 News Release - April 23, 2007

Mylan Announces Final FDA Approval and Immediate Shipment of Zolpidem Tartrate Tablets

PITTSBURGH, April 23 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Mylan Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) today announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Zolpidem Tartrate Tablets, 5 mg and 10 mg. This product is being shipped immediately.

Zolpidem Tartrate Tablets are the generic version of Sanofi-Aventis' AmbienŽ Tablets. Ambien Tablets had U.S. sales of approximately $2.2 billion for the same strengths for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2006, according to IMS Health.

Mylan Laboratories Inc. is a leading pharmaceutical company with three principal subsidiaries, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mylan Technologies Inc. and UDL Laboratories Inc., and a controlling interest in Matrix Laboratories Limited, India. Mylan develops, licenses, manufactures, markets and distributes an extensive line of generic and proprietary products.

For more information about Mylan, please visit www.mylan.com.


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