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FDA Approves Aplenzin

Biovail Receives FDA Approval for Aplenzin (BVF-033)

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2008 - Biovail Corporation announced today that it has received Approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its New Drug Application (NDA) for Aplenzin (formerly known as BVF-033), a once-daily formulation of bupropion hydrobromide developed by Biovail for the treatment of depression in adults.

Aplenzin is an alcohol-resistant formulation of a new bupropion salt and has been approved in 174mg, 348mg, and 522mg extended-release tablets. The 522mg dosage strength provides patients requiring the maximum allowable dose of bupropion the only single tablet, once-daily option.

Biovail remains in active partnership discussions for the commercialization rights for Aplenzin in the United States.

About Biovail Corporation

Biovail Corporation is a specialty pharmaceutical company, engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration, manufacture, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products utilizing advanced drug-delivery technologies. For more information about Biovail, visit the Company's Web site at

For further information, please contact Nelson F. Isabel at 905-286-3000 or send inquiries to


Biovail Corporation
Nelson F. Isabel, 905-286-3000
Vice-President, Investor Relations
and Corporate Communications

Posted: April 2008

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