Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act

Date of Report: January 17, 2013
(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 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The information provided in Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 17, 2013, Akorn, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial guidance for 2013.  A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.

The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.   See exhibit index.


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



January 17, 2013

Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit.
99.1 Press release issued by Akorn, Inc. (the “Company”) on January 17, 2013 announcing the Company’s financial guidance for 2013.