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VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights
Date:5/11/2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic products, today reported its highlights and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

First Quarter 2009 Highlights:

  • Issuance of Key European Patent for Qnexa - In January 2009, we announced that the European Patent Office had granted a patent for Qnexa. The European patent, No. 1,187,603, broadly covers Qnexa and its use as a weight loss treatment and extends the intellectual property protection of Qnexa beyond the already issued patents in the United States and abroad.

  • Qnexa Treatment Resulted in Improved Glucose Control in Obese Non-Diabetic Subjects - In January 2009, we announced additional results from the EQUATE study (OB-301) which found that EQUATE study subjects treated with Qnexa had a significant reduction in HbA1c compared to the increase in HbA1c observed in the placebo treated subjects. The EQUATE study was designed as a weight loss trial; however, additional analysis of the results showed that Qnexa treatment can have a positive impact on the blood sugar levels of non-diabetics.

  • Senior Management Promotions - In January 2009, we announced that Peter Tam had been promoted to chief operating officer (COO). In his capacity as COO, Mr. Tam will continue to have overall responsibility for business development, clinical and preclinical development, regulatory affairs and chemistry, manufacturing and controls. In addition, Charles Bowden, M.D., was promoted to senior director, clinical development. Dr. Bowden has assumed r
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