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MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 3 Clinical Trial of MAP0004 in Patients with Migraine
Date:1/26/2009

rally inhaled acute migraine medication in development which has a multi-targeted mechanism of action, utilizes the company's proprietary TEMPO(R) inhaler and is designed to optimize the key characteristics of dihydroergotamine, an active ingredient which has been used to effectively and safely treat migraines for over 60 years. MAP0004 has the potential to provide a faster onset of action than currently available migraine treatments, with sustained pain relief and pain freedom, in an easy-to-use, non-invasive, at-home therapy. In a Phase 2 clinical trial, patients reported pain relief in as fast as 10 minutes, with sustained relief to 24 and 48 hours. The safety data generated to date have shown MAP0004 to be well tolerated with no significant adverse events reported.

Migraine is a common, debilitating neurological disease affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States, according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF). Common symptoms include recurrent attacks of headaches, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. According to the NHF, most migraines last between four and 24 hours, but some last as long as three days. On average, migraine sufferers experience 1.5 migraine attacks monthly, although 25 percent of them experience one or more attacks weekly, according to published studies.

About MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MAP Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to developing and commercializing new therapies for children and adults suffering from chronic conditions that are not adequately treated by currently available medicines. The company has two product candidates in Phase 3 clinical trials. Unit Dose Budesonide is being developed for the potential treatment of asthma in children, and MAP0004 is being developed for the potential treatment of migraine. MAP Pharmaceuticals generates new pipeline opportunities by applying its proprietary drug particle and inhalation technolo
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