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 News Release - February 8, 2008

APP Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection, USP

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--APP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:APPX ), a leading manufacturer of multi-source and branded injectable pharmaceutical products, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection, USP, the equivalent of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Blenoxane®. APP’s bleomycin sulfate is AP-rated, preservative and latex-free, and bar-coded at the individual unit-of-use. According to 2007 IMS data, sales of bleomycin sulfate exceeded $7.2 million.

Bleomycin sulfate for injection should be considered a palliative treatment. It has been shown to be useful in the management of the following neoplasms either as a single agent or in proven combinations with other approved chemotherapeutic agents: squamous cell carcinoma, lymphomas, testicular carcinoma and malignant pleural effusion.

About APP Pharmaceuticals

APP is a specialty drug company that develops, manufactures and markets injectable pharmaceutical products, focusing on oncology, anti-infective and critical care markets. The company is one of the largest producers of injectables, with more than 100 generic products in more than 400 dosage formulations. APP, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, has offices in Canada and manufacturing operations in Illinois, New York and Puerto Rico and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol APPX. For more information about APP and the products it provides, please visit

Forward-Looking Statement

The statements contained in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, hopes, goals, intentions, initiatives or strategies, including statements regarding the commercialization of Bleomycin Sulfate. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the continued market acceptance and demand of new and existing products; the difficulties or delays in developing, testing, obtaining regulatory approval of, and producing and marketing of their products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the availability and pricing of ingredients used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products; and the ability to successfully manufacture products in a time-sensitive and cost effective manner. Additional relevant information concerning risks can be found in APP Pharmaceuticals Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 filed under the company name Abraxis BioScience, Inc. and other documents it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information contained in this news release is as of the date of this release. APP assumes no obligations to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

Blenoxane® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Source: APP Pharmaceuticals

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