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Approvable Letter Issued for Timolol Combination Treatment

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an approvable letter for its LUMIGAN(R) timolol combination product for glaucoma (bimatoprost 0.03 percent/timolol 0.05 percent ophthalmic solution). An approvable letter sets out the conditions that a company must meet in order to obtain FDA final marketing approval.

"The FDA's response necessitates additional clinical investigation," explained Dr. Scott Whitcup, Allergan's Executive Vice President, Research and Development. "Allergan has already initiated an additional clinical study that we currently anticipate will be completed by the end of 2004."

Source: Allergan, Inc.

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