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 News Release - July 20, 2007

Auriga Laboratories Appoints Lisa Tripodi as Vice President of Trade Relations

LOS ANGELES--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Auriga Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB:ARGA ), a specialty pharmaceutical company with products for the treatment of acute respiratory diseases, dermatological conditions, and xerostomia, announced today that it has appointed Lisa Tripodi to the position of Vice President of Trade Relations. Ms. Tripodi has more than twenty years experience in the healthcare industry, with extensive knowledge in supply chain development and management, specialty distribution, managed care and reimbursement in managed markets and comprehensive national account expertise.

She joins Auriga from The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO ), where she was Senior National Account Manager from 2003-2007, where she was responsible for the launch of Angiomax, a direct thrombin inhibitor. She also developed health economic strategies and programs to help the product generate $250 million in sales. Prior to The Medicines Company, she leveraged her extensive reimbursement expertise as a Director of Business development in the Health Information System markets by developing and managing third party distribution channels. Previously, she was a Regional Task Force Manager at Amgen, where she helped launch Neupogen, indicated for chemotherapy induced Neutropenia for Amgen. Her comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare industry includes Oncology, Nephrology, Cardiology and GI.

"I am pleased that we were able to attract such an experienced and accomplished healthcare executive to enhance our senior management team," said Philip S. Pesin, CEO of Auriga. "As we continue to expand our portfolio of pharmaceutical and consumer brands, Lisa's experience and expertise should prove invaluable."

Ms. Tripodi earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Akron and was awarded her Masters in Physiology from Kent State University.

About Auriga Laboratories(TM)

Auriga Laboratories is a specialty pharmaceutical company building an industry changing commission based-sales model. The company's high-growth business model combines driving revenues through a variable cost commission-based sales structure, acquisition of proven brand names, introduction of new brands, and a strategic development pipeline, all of which is designed to enhance its growing direct relationships with physicians nationwide. Auriga's exclusive prescription and over-the-counter product portfolio includes Aquoral(TM) for the treatment of Xerostomia, Akurza(TM) and Xyralid(TM) dermatology products, and the Zinx(TM), ExtendrylŽ, and LevallŽ families of products for relief of symptoms associated with a range of acute respiratory diseases. For more information, visit: www.aurigalabs.com.

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Source: Auriga Laboratories

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