ECR Pharmaceuticals Launches Zolpimist Oral Spray

ECR Pharmaceuticals Launches Zolpimist Oral Spray
AMITYVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ECR Pharmaceuticals Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: HITK) announced the immediate availability of Zolpimist Oral Spray, a novel delivery system of the most widely prescribed sleep aid in the US, zolpidem tartrate. The Zolpimist Oral Spray unit contains 60 metered sprays and provides the flexibility of administering either a 5 or 10 mg dose of the zolpidem active ingredient. As with most prescription hypnotic agents, Zolpimist Oral Spray is federally classified as a CIV controlled substance. Zolpimist is only available by prescription.

Hi-Tech President and CEO David Seltzer indicated that "Zolpimist is a significant addition to ECR, our branded products subsidiary, and reflects our continuing commitment to build this segment of our business through the marketing of widely used, innovative products." Steven Ratoff, the CEO of Novadel Pharma Inc., the developer of Zolpimist Oral Spray, said "we are pleased to have Zolpimist available in the U. S. marketplace." Over 79 million prescriptions are written annually in the US for sleep aid products.

Hi-Tech is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing and marketing generic and branded prescription and OTC products. The Company specializes in difficult to manufacture liquid and semi-solid dosage forms and produces a range of sterile ophthalmic, otic and inhalation products. Hi-Tech's ECR Pharmaceuticals subsidiary markets branded prescription products. The Company's Health Care Products Division is a leading developer and marketer of branded prescription and OTC products for the diabetes marketplace.

Forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) in this Press Release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new product development, the regulatory environment, including without limitation, reliance on key strategic alliances, availability of raw materials, fluctuations in operating results and other results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward looking statements which speak only as of the date made. Hi-Tech is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Bill Peters, 631-789-8228