FAJARDO, Puerto Rico and CORONA, Calif., Jan 29, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Warner Chilcott Company, Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that under a supply agreement between Warner Chilcott and Watson Pharma, Inc., Watson has launched Zenchent(TM) (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP), the generic version of Warner Chilcott's oral contraceptive Ovcon 35(R).
Under the terms of the agreement, Warner Chilcott will supply Zenchent(TM) to Watson Pharma, which will market, sell and distribute the generic product in the United States. Warner Chilcott will receive a share of the profits from Watson's sales of the generic product in the U.S. market. Further details on the agreement have not been disclosed.
Warner Chilcott Company, Inc. is a subsidiary of Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX)
Watson Pharma, Inc. is a subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI).
About Warner Chilcott
Warner Chilcott is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling branded prescription pharmaceutical products in women's healthcare and dermatology in the U.S. WCRX-G
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Warner Chilcott's Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements concerning our product development efforts. These statements constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "may," "might," "will," "should," "estimate," "project," "plan," "anticipate," "expect," intend," "outlook," "believe" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by our management that, although we believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.
The following represent some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by our forward-looking statements: our substantial indebtedness; competitive factors in the industry in which we operate; our ability to protect our intellectual property; a delay in qualifying our manufacturing facility to produce our products or production or regulatory problems with either third party manufacturers upon whom we may rely for some of our products or our own manufacturing facility; pricing pressures from reimbursement policies of private managed care organizations and other third party payors, government sponsored health systems, the continued consolidation of the distribution network through which we sell our products, including wholesale drug distributors and the growth of large retail drug store chains; the loss of key senior management or scientific staff; an increase in litigation, including product liability claims and patent litigation; government regulation affecting the development, manufacture, marketing and sale of pharmaceutical products, including our ability and the ability of companies with whom we do business to obtain necessary regulatory approvals; our ability to successfully complete the implementation of a company-wide enterprise resource planning system without disrupting our business; our ability to manage the growth of our business by successfully identifying, developing, acquiring or licensing and marketing new products, obtain regulatory approval and customer acceptance of those products, and continued customer acceptance of our existing products; and other risks detailed from time-to-time in our financial statements and other investor communications.
We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in our forward-looking statements may not occur. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Corona, California, is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes brand and generic pharmaceutical products. Watson pursues a growth strategy combining internal product development, strategic alliances and collaborations and synergistic acquisitions of products and businesses.
For press releases and other company information, visit Watson Pharmaceutical's Web site at http://www.watsonpharm.com.
Watson's Forward-Looking Statement
Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Watson's current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of this release. Except as expressly required by law, Watson disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Watson's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Watson's business. These factors include, among others, the impact of competitive products and pricing, market acceptance of and continued demand for Watson's products, difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Watson's periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Watson's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.
SOURCE Warner Chilcott Company, Inc.
Rochelle Fuhrmann, Director, Investor Relations of Warner Chilcott Limited, +1-973-442-3200, email@example.com, for Warner Chilcott Company, Inc.; or Patty Eisenhaur, Director, Investor Relations of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., +1-951-493-5611
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