Noven Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date

-- Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN) today announced its first quarter 2006 earnings release date.

On May 1, before the U.S. market opens, Noven is scheduled to issue a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. At 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time the same day, a conference call among management and analysts will be broadcast live via the Internet at www.noven.com, and thereafter a rebroadcast will be accessible at the same site for at least two weeks. A taped replay of the call will be available beginning the afternoon of May 1 through May 3 by calling 877-660-6853 (from within the U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (from outside the U.S.) and entering account number 286 and conference ID number 199318.

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a leading developer of advanced transdermal drug delivery technologies and prescription transdermal products. Noven’s prescription patches are approved in over 30 countries, and a range of new patches are being investigated and developed in collaboration with Novartis Pharma AG, Shire plc, P&G Pharmaceuticals, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and others. Noven is committed to expanding the universe of available transdermal therapies for the benefit of patients, partners and shareholders. See www.noven.com for additional information.

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