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Axcan announces conference call and web cast for second quarter of fiscal 2006 results


Apr 24, 2006 - 11:59 ET

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, April 24 - Axcan Pharma Inc.
("Axcan" or the "Company") today announced that it will report financial
results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, ended March 31, 2006, on
Thursday, May 4, 2006, after market close.

Axcan will host a conference call at 8:30 A.M. ET, on Friday, May 5,
2006. Interested parties may also access the conference call by web cast at
www.axcan.com. The web cast will be archived for 90 days.

The telephone numbers to access the conference call are (866) 250-4910
(Canada and United States) or (416) 644-3425 (international). A replay of the
call will be available until May 12, 2006. The telephone number to access the
replay of the call is (416) 640-1917 code: 21186200(pound key).

Axcan is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company involved in the field
of gastroenterology. The Company markets a broad line of prescription products
sold for the treatment of symptoms in a number of gastrointestinal diseases
and disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome,
cholestatic liver diseases and complications related to cystic fibrosis.
Axcan's products are marketed by its own sales force in North America and
Europe. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "AXP" and on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "AXCA".

"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995.

To the extent any statements made in this release contain information
that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward looking and
are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting
FDA and other regulatory approvals, acceptance and demand for new
pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new
product development and launch, reliance on key strategic alliances,
availability of raw materials, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in
operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian
Multijurisdictional Disclosure System.



For further information: Isabelle Adjahi, Director, Investor Relations,
Axcan Pharma Inc., (450) 467-2600 ext. 2000, Web: www.axcan.com; SOURCE: AXCAN
PHARMA INC.