Six Presentations at the ADA Annual Meeting will Highlight Data on VIVUS' Qnexa
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. today announced that data on Qnexa(R), an investigational drug candidate, will be featured in a total of six presentations - including an oral presentation, three moderated poster presentations and two poster presentations - during the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), being held from June 25-29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
"VIVUS is pleased to have such a robust presence at this year's ADA annual meeting and to have leading experts in obesity, diabetes and cardiometabolic disease presenting data that we believe further highlight the potential impact Qnexa, if approved, may have on the life-threatening comorbidities associated with obesity," commented Leland Wilson, chief executive officer of VIVUS. "As the rates of obesity and their related illnesses continue to grow, we believe that Qnexa may provide patients and their physicians with a much-needed drug therapy in the treatment of this disease. We value this opportunity for engagement with the medical community to share the Qnexa diabetic and glycemic data with experts in this field."
Following are details about the presentations:
70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Orange Country Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date and Time: Monday, June 28, 2010, 5:45-6:00 PM Location: Room 314 Session: Oral Presentation Session Abstract: 577ADA10D1 Poster: 382-P Presentation Title: A Low-Dose, Controlled-Release Formulation of Phentermine/Topiramate (PHEN/TPM) Demonstrates Significant Weight Loss, Clinical Improvement in Overweight/Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) or Prediabetes Presenter: Kishore Gadde, M.D. Date and Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:00-2:00 PM /Monday, June 28, 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Hall C Session: Poster Presentation Session /Moderated Poster Presentation Session Abstract: 2465ADA10D1 Poster: 1847-P Presentation Title: Magnitude of Weight Loss Experienced With a Low- Dose, Controlled-Release Formulation of Phentermine/Topiramate May Drive Degree of Cardiometabolic Benefit Authors: Kishore M. Gadde, MD; Thomas Najarian, MD; Wesley W. Day, PhD Date and Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:00-2:00 PM /Monday, June 28, 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Hall C Session: Poster Presentation Session /Moderated Poster Presentation Session Abstract: 3251ADA10D Poster: 1842-P Presentation Title: Changes in Insulin Sensitivity, and Insulin Secretion in Overweight/Obese Patients Treated With Low-Dose, Controlled-Release Phentermine/Topiramate Authors: W. Timothy Garvey, MD; Kishore M. Gadde, MD; Peter Tam; Craig Peterson, MS Date and Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:00-2:00 PM /Monday, June 28, 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Hall C Session: Poster Presentation Session /Moderated Poster Presentation Session Abstract: 2491ADA10D1 Poster: 1846-P Presentation Title: Low-Dose, Controlled-Release Phentermine/ Topiramate and Markers of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Authors: Donna H. Ryan, MD; Kishore M. Gadde, MD; Peter Tam; Barbara Troupin, MD Date and Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Hall C Session: Poster Presentation Session Abstract: 3266ADA10D1 Poster: 1083-P Presentation Title: Improvements in Dyslipidemia and Other Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors With Low-Dose, Controlled- Release Phentermine/Topiramate Authors: W. Timothy Garvey, MD; Kishore M. Gadde, MD; Leland Wilson; Craig Peterson, MS Date and Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:00-2:00 PM Location: Hall C Session: Poster Presentation Session Abstract: 2500ADA10D1 Poster: 1879-P Presentation Title: Effects of Low-Dose, Controlled-Release Phentermine/Topiramate on Weight, Glycemic Markers, and Progression to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Authors: Donna H. Ryan, MD; Kishore M. Gadde, MD; Leland Wilson; Barbara Troupin, MD
VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and sexual health. The company's lead product in clinical development, Qnexa(R), has completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and an NDA has been filed and accepted by the FDA, with an action date of October 28, 2010. Qnexa is also in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. In the area of sexual health, VIVUS is in phase 3 development with avanafil, a potentially best-in-class PDE5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. MUSE(R) (alprostadil), a first generation therapy for the treatment of ED, is already on the market and generating revenue for VIVUS. For more information about the company, please visit www.vivus.com.
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CONTACT: -------- VIVUS, Inc. Investor Relations: The Trout Group Timothy E. Morris Brian Korb Chief Financial Officer 646-378-2923 650-934-5200 Media Relations: Pure Communications, Inc. Dan Budwick 973-271-6085
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