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Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Lorcaserin Pivotal Phase 3 Obesity Trial Results: Meets All Primary Efficacy and Safety Endpoints
Date:3/30/2009

10% or greater weight loss after 12 months. Arena is also studying several key secondary endpoints, including changes in serum lipids and HbA1c levels and, in the BLOOM-DM trial, other indicators of glycemic control. In BLOSSOM and BLOOM-DM all patients will receive echocardiograms at baseline, at month 6, and at the end of the study to assess heart valve function over time. In contrast to the BLOOM trial, however, there are no echocardiographic exclusion criteria for entry into these trials and there is no monitoring by an independent monitoring board.

Conference Call & Webcast

Arena will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results today, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time). Jack Lief, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dominic P. Behan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, William R. Shanahan, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, and Christen M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Development, will host the conference call.

The conference call may be accessed by dialing 877.874.1565 for domestic callers and 719.325.4758 for international callers. Please specify to the operator that you would like to join the "Lorcaserin BLOOM Trial Results" conference call. The conference call will be webcast live under the investor relations section of Arena's website at www.arenapharm.com, and will be archived there for 30 days following the call. Please connect to Arena's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.

About Lorcaserin

Lorcaserin is a novel single agent that represents the first in a new class of selective serotonin 2C receptor agonists. The serotonin 2C receptor is located in areas of the brain involved in the cont
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