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New Phase 3 Data Showed PRISTIQ Significantly Reduced Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder Versus Placebo
Date:12/12/2007

Data Presented for the First Time on 50 mg/Day Dose for PRISTIQ for the

Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announces that data from two Phase 3 clinical studies of PRISTIQ(TM) (desvenlafaxine), an investigational serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), showed that adult patients who received a 50 mg/day dose of PRISTIQ for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) experienced a statistically significant reduction in the symptoms of major depression compared to placebo. The two studies, which evaluated efficacy and safety of PRISTIQ for the treatment of MDD at fixed doses of 50 mg/day and 100 mg/day, will be presented today at a major medical meeting. This will be the first time an analysis of the 50 mg/day dose for PRISTIQ for the treatment of MDD is presented.

In both studies, discontinuation rates due to adverse events (AEs) for PRISTIQ 50 mg/day were similar to placebo. In the two studies, the rates of discontinuation due to AEs for placebo and PRISTIQ 100 mg/day were three percent and seven percent, respectively.

"These findings show that PRISTIQ has the potential to reduce symptoms of MDD at doses as low as 50 mg once daily," says Philip Ninan, M.D., Vice President, Neuroscience, Global Medical Affairs. "The response rates of patients in the 50 mg/day dose groups are similar to the rates seen at higher doses. We are also encouraged by the tolerability profile shown in the two studies presented at this meeting. Notably, subjects in the 50 mg/day dose groups were not titrated from a lower dose when initiating therapy."

Wyeth submitted in August 2007 the results
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