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Dr. Dennis Langer Joins Board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MALVERN, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUXL) today announced that Dr. Dennis Langer has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director. Dr. Langer is a Managing Partner at Phoenix IP Ventures, LLC in Philadelphia, PA.

"Dr. Langer brings vast clinical development and pharmaceutical industry experience to our Board, and we look forward to benefiting from his expertise," said Armando Anido, Chief Executive Officer and President of Auxilium.

Dr. Langer is a director of Myriad Genetics, Inc., Cytogen Corporation and Pharmacopeia, Inc. and also is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Phoenix IP Ventures in 2005, Dr. Langer served as President, North America, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd. He held positions of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline from 1994 until 2004, including Senior Vice President, Project and Portfolio Management, Senior Vice President, Product Development Strategy, and Senior Vice President, Healthcare Services R&D. Dr. Langer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Neose Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1991 until 1994. From 1988 until 1991, Dr. Langer worked at G.D. Searle & Co. Prior to that, he held positions in marketing and clinical research at Abbott Laboratories from 1984 to 1988 and began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1983 at Eli Lilly & Co. Dr. Langer received a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

About Auxilium

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing to urologists, endocrinologists, orthopedists and select primary care physicians. Auxilium markets Testim(R) 1%, a topical testosterone gel, for the treatment of hypogonadism through its approximately 190-person sales and marketing team. Auxilium has four projects in clinical development. Xiaflex(TM) (clostridial collagenase for injection), formerly known as AA4500, is in phase III of development for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture and is in phase II of development for the treatment of Peyronie's disease and Frozen Shoulder syndrome (Adhesive Capsulitis). Auxilium's transmucosal film product candidate for the treatment of overactive bladder (AA4010) is in phase I of development. The Company is currently seeking a partner to further develop this product candidate. Auxilium has two pain products using its transmucosal film delivery system in pre-clinical development. Auxilium has rights to six additional pain products and products for hormone replacement and urologic disease using its transmucosal film delivery system. Auxilium also has options to all indications using Xiaflex for non-topical formulations. For additional information, visit http://www.auxilium.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This release contains "forward-looking-statements" within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the value of Dr. Langer's contribution to the Company, and products in development for Dupuytren's contracture, Peyronie's disease, Frozen Shoulder syndrome, overactive bladder, pain, hormone replacement and urologic disease. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including but not limited to, statements regarding future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, statements regarding forward-looking financial information and other statements containing the words "believe," "may," "could," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "expect," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to various factors, including general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and those discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2007 under the heading "Risk Factors", which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and may be accessed electronically by means of the SEC's home page on the Internet at http://www.sec.gov or by means of the Company's home page on the Internet at http://www.auxilium.com under the heading "Investor Relations -- SEC Filings." There may be additional risks that the Company does not presently know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial which could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, any or all of these forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Therefore, you should not rely on any such factors or forward- looking statements.

In addition, forward-looking statements provide the Company's expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this release. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward- looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.

Source: Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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