Spear Generics for the Retin-A® creams

August 3, 2005

Dear Customer:

We are writing to inform you of changes that relate to the Spear Tretinoin Product Line. Effective July 1, 2005, the entire line of Spear Tretinoin Cream and Gel products has been acquired by Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

Since its inception in 2001, Spear Dermatology Products, Inc. has worked diligently to deliver a high quality, consistent product line. Our excellent service levels have allowed the product to always be in stock for you and for the patients for whom it has been prescribed. Additionally, we have been working to develop new products, some of which we plan to launch in the upcoming months. As such, it is important for you, and for Spear Dermatology Products, to maintain us as a current vendor in your system. Please continue to make payments to Spear on any outstanding invoices.

Rest assured that Spear and Triax are working closely together in order to ensure a smooth transition of the Tretinoin Product Line. A separate communication from Triax will follow that will provide additional details concerning your ongoing purchase of Tretinoin.

Triax will honor all open orders in the system. Additionally, you will continue to receive the Spear labeled products until any changes are made. There are no changes being made that affect the manufacturing or quality control of the products.

On behalf of Spear Dermatology Products, we want to thank you for your support of our Tretinoin line over the last four years. Additionally, I look forward to contacting you in the near future concerning new product launches. Should any questions arise, please feel free to contact us.

To Contact Triax: 1-866-48TRIAX Fax orders 888-556-7337

Spear Dermatology Products, Inc.