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Cipher's partner launches Absorica™ (isotretinoin) capsules in U.S. market


- Novel product provides valuable new treatment option for severe recalcitrant nodular acne -

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: DND

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: DND; OTC: CPHMF) ("Cipher") today announced that its partner, Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. ("Ranbaxy"), has begun the sales and promotion of Absorica™, Cipher's novel, patented, brand formulation of the acne medication isotretinoin for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne.

"The launch of Absorica, our third commercial product, represents a major milestone for Cipher and we look forward to its successful introduction and growth in the U.S. market," said Larry Andrews, President and CEO of Cipher.

About Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Cipher Pharmaceuticals (TSX: DND; OTC: CPHMF) is a growing specialty pharmaceutical company that commercializes novel formulations of successful, currently marketed molecules.  Cipher's strategy is to in-license clearly differentiated products, advance them through the clinical development and regulatory approval stages, and out-license to international marketing partners.  The Company's first product is a fenofibrate formulation marketed in the United States as Lipofen®. Cipher's second product, an extended-release tramadol, is marketed in the United States as ConZip® and in Canada as Durela®.  Cipher's third product, a novel formulation of the acne treatment isotretinoin, was recently introduced to the U.S. market under the trade name Absorica™.   For more information, please visit www.cipherpharma.com.

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Craig Armitage
Investor Relations
The Equicom Group
(416) 815-0700 ext 278
(416) 815-0080 fax

Larry Andrews
President and CEO
Cipher Pharmaceuticals
(905) 602-5840 ext 324
(905) 602-0628 fax