GPhA lauds FDA approval of Omnitrope

June 5, 2006

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) called the approvalof Sandoz Pharmaceutical's Omnitrope human growth hormone (HGH) asignificant first step in bringing more affordablebiopharmaceuticals to the U.S. marketplace. GPhA president/CEOKathleen Jaeger said that FDA's Omnitrope decision demonstratesthat sound science exists to support the approval of genericbiopharmaceuticals.