MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, diabetes and sexual health, today announced that Qnexa data will be featured in two podium presentations during the 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), being held from June 5-9, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Previous studies have shown significant weight loss with Qnexa treatment. Both podium presentations will highlight the benefit of weight loss and the corresponding positive impact on type 2 diabetes. Data from the phase 3 EQUATE trial (OB-301) shows that weight loss with Qnexa stops the progression of type 2 diabetes in obese, non-diabetic patients. The results of a year-long phase 2 diabetic study, DM-230, demonstrate that weight loss with Qnexa can significantly lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics.
"Obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are inextricably linked, are growing at epidemic proportions worldwide and physicians need new, more effective treatment options for the millions of patients at risk," commented Leland Wilson, president and chief executive officer of VIVUS. "In clinical studies to date, Qnexa has demonstrated significant impact on patients' weight, glucose levels, HbA1c and other critical cardiovascular risk factors, in patients with and without diabetes. We are delighted that Qnexa data from our previously reported phase 3 obesity study and our previously reported year-long diabetes study have been selected for podium presentations at the ADA annual meeting."
Details for the two oral podium presentations of Qnexa data follow:
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Session: Novel Diabetes Treatments in Development in Humans
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