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Orexigen® Therapeutics Announces Upcoming Data Presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Meeting

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, today announced the schedule of its upcoming Contrave® (naltrexone sustained release (SR)/bupropion SR) presentation taking place at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 60th Scientific Session, April 2-5.

ACC:  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Expo Hall), New Orleans, LA.  Sunday, April 3:  Poster PresentationAbstract: 286Presenter: Jorge Plutzky, MD, Director, Vascular Disease Prevention Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MATitle: "Weight Loss, Blood Pressure, Pulse and Circadian Patterns with Naltrexone Sustained-Release/Bupropion Sustained-Release Combination Therapy for Obesity"Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. CDTLocation: Hall FSession Title: Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation:  Role of Exercise IIAbout Orexigen Therapeutics Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity. The Company's lead product, Contrave®, has completed Phase 3 clinical trials and has received a Complete Response letter from the FDA for its New Drug Application.  The company is in the process of determining the next steps for Contrave.  The Company's second product, Empatic™, has completed Phase 2 clinical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss, through combination therapeutic approaches. Further information about the Company can be found at


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