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BELLUS Health to present at the Rodman and Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

Presentation will be Web cast live

LAVAL, QC, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BELLUS Health Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUS; TSX: BLU, formerly known as Neurochem Inc.) announces today that on Monday, May 19, 2008, Dr. Francesco Bellini, BELLUS Health's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will present BELLUS Health's strategy at the Rodman and Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference to be held at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel Monte Carlo, Monaco. The presentation will take place at 11:05 A.M. CEST (05:05 A.M. EDT).

The live Web cast of BELLUS Health's presentation (audio and visual) can be accessed at A replay of the presentation will begin three (3) hours after the actual presentation time, and will be available until May 26, 2008. Please access the Web cast approximately 15 minutes before the presentation is scheduled to begin.

About BELLUS Health

BELLUS Health is a global health company focused on the development and commercialization of products to provide innovative health solutions to address critical unmet medical needs.

To Contact BELLUS Health

For additional information on BELLUS Health and its programs, please call the Canada and United States toll-free number 1-877-680-4500 or visit the Web Site at

Certain statements contained in this news release, other than statements of fact that are independently verifiable at the date hereof, may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements, based as they are on the current expectations of management, inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, many of which are beyond BELLUS Health Inc.'s (formerly known as Neurochem Inc.) control. Such risks include but are not limited to: the impact of general economic conditions, general conditions in the pharmaceutical and/or nutraceutical industry, changes in the regulatory environment in the jurisdictions in which the BELLUS Health group does business, stock market volatility, fluctuations in costs, and changes to the competitive environment due to consolidation, that actual results may vary once the final and quality-controlled verification of data and analyses has been completed, as well as other risks disclosed in public filings of BELLUS Health Inc. Consequently, actual future results may differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in the forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance, if any, on any forward-looking statements included in this news release. These statements speak only as of the date made and BELLUS Health Inc. is under no obligation and disavows any intention to update or revise such statements as a result of any event, circumstances or otherwise, unless required by applicable legislation or regulation. Please see the Annual Information Form of BELLUS Health Inc. for further risk factors that might affect the BELLUS Health group and its business.

CONTACT: Lise Hebert, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Communications, (450) 680-4572,

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