Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Allou Healthcare, Inc. Investors -- ALU

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


NEW YORK, May 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of Allou Healthcare, Inc. ("Allou" or the "Company") (AMEX:ALU) common stock during the period from June 22, 1998 to April 9, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").

Please visit our website, which offers summary and detailed information concerning the suit at www.kmslaw.com/new_cases/allou_healthcare/allou.htm or contact us by phone at (888) 529-4787 or by email at emui@kmslaw.com for more information.

The action charges Allou and three of its senior officers with violations of Sections 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The alleged violations stem from the dissemination of false and misleading statements, which had the effect - during the Class Period - of artificially inflating the price of Allou's shares.

Allou issued a series of material misrepresentations to the market concerning the Company's financial condition during the Class Period. Specifically, Allou materially overstated the accounts receivables by $78 million, thereby misstating its earnings and revenues, and its inventory, thereby overstating its net worth.

Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP, which specializes in complex litigation, including securities class actions, represents aggrieved Allou investors. The firm has repeatedly demonstrated its expertise in this field, and has been recognized by various courts which have appointed the firm to major positions in consolidated and multi-district litigation. The firm's efforts on behalf of shareholders in securities litigation have resulted in recoveries totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, and its achievements and quality of service have been chronicled in numerous published decisions. More information about the firm, class actions in general, or about the role of the lead plaintiff in a securities class action can be obtained through Kirby McInerney & Squire's website at www.kmslaw.com.

If you are a member of the class described above, you may, no later than July 1, 2003, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class, if you so choose, pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA"), 15 U.S.C. section 78u-4(a). A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff. For more information about the case, its claims, and your rights, please contact:


 Ira M. Press, Esq.
 Elaine Mui

 KIRBY McINERNEY & SQUIRE, LLP
 830 Third Avenue, 10th Floor
 New York, New York  10022
 Telephone:  (212) 317-2300
 or Toll Free (888) 529-4787
 E-Mail: emui@kmslaw.com

More information on this and other class actions can be found on the Class Action Newsline at www.primezone.com/ca