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Mar 28, 2016

OPKO Health Announces Executive Appointment

Ronald Trust, Ph.D., MBA, Appointed Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) today announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Trust as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of OPKO Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining OPKO, Ron held senior regulatory positions at Allergan (through its acquisition of Durata Therapeutics), spent over 16 years at Pfizer in various regulatory affairs positions, and most recently worked as an independent consultant providing strategic regulatory consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry. Ron received his PhD in organic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and he also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

"Ron has over 40 years of pharmaceutical industry development experience, including over 30 years in regulatory affairs, safety/risk management and quality assurance, which will be of tremendous value as we continue to bring our product candidates to market," said Phillip Frost, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OPKO.

About OPKO Health, Inc.

OPKO Health, Inc. is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets. Our diagnostics business includes Bio-Reference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest clinical laboratory with a core genetic testing business and a 420-person sales force to drive growth and leverage new products, including the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test and the Claros®1 in-office immunoassay platform. Our pharmaceutical business features Rayaldee™, a treatment for SHPT in stage 3-4 CKD patients with vitamin D insufficiency (March 29, 2016 PDUFA date) and VARUBI™ for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (oral formulation launched by partner Tesaro, IV formulation in Phase 3). Our biologics business includes hGH-CTP, a once-weekly human growth hormone injection (in Phase 3 and partnered with Pfizer), and a long-acting Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia (in Phase 2a). We also have production and distribution assets worldwide, multiple strategic investments and an active business development strategy. More information is available at www.opko.com.

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