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 News Release - December 13, 2007

Forest Laboratories Receives Notification of ANDA Filings for Generic Equivalents of Namenda(R)

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ), announced today that it has received notification from several companies that they have filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) with Paragraph IV Certifications to obtain approval to market generic equivalents of Namenda, an NMDA receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type. The Company intends to pursue all appropriate legal action to defend its intellectual property related to Namenda. Namenda is covered by an issued U.S. patent which is set to expire in April 2010. Forest has applied for patent term restoration which, if granted, would extend Namenda's patent protection until September 2013.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, the acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and launch of new products, and the risk factors listed from time to time in each of Forest Laboratories' Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and any subsequent SEC filings.

Source: Forest Laboratories

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