Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act
Date of Report:  December 16, 2010
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)

Akorn, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

(State or other
Jurisdiction of
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1925 W. Field Court, Suite 300
Lake Forest, Illinois  60045
(Address of principal executive offices)
(847) 279-6100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 1.02                      Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
Akorn, Inc. (the “Company”) was party to a Subordinated Promissory Note (“Subordinated Note”) between itself and The John N. Kapoor Trust (the “Kapoor Trust”), a company controlled by Dr. John Kapoor, the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.  The Subordinated Note bore interest at a rate of 15% per annum and was scheduled to mature on August 17, 2014.  On December 16, 2010, the Company elected to voluntarily prepay the Subordinated Note, including the outstanding principal amount of $5,853,000, accrued interest, and a prepayment premium of $585,000.  Upon completing this prepayment, the Company wrote off its remaining unamortized deferred financing costs of $1,176,000, which were incurred when the Subordinated Note was refinanced on August 17, 2009.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  Akorn, Inc.  
/s/ Timothy A. Dick  
    Timothy A. Dick  
    Chief Financial Officer  

Date:  December 20, 2010