CONSENT OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP, INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8) pertaining to the Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2001 Non-Qualified Employee Stock Option Plan and Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2002 Stock Option Plan of our report dated February 21, 2002, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2001, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP|
Palo Alto, California
September 17, 2002