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Labopharm to present data on its novel trazodone formulation at three upcoming international medical meetings
Date:9/9/2009

arch has shown that as many as 28 percent of patients being treated with antidepressants stop taking their medication within the first four weeks of treatment and as many as 44 percent stop within the first 12 weeks. Frequently cited reasons for discontinuing therapy include suboptimal efficacy on depression symptoms, exacerbation of sleep disturbance, increased agitation, slow onset of action, sexual dysfunction and weight gain.

Trazodone is a serotonin antagonist reuptake inhibitor with proven efficacy as an antidepressant. Labopharm's novel formulation of trazodone is designed to optimize the efficacy of trazodone, and address the major challenges in treating depression.

Labopharm's trazodone formulation is currently under regulatory review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States with an action date under the Prescription Drug Users Fee Act (PDUFA) of February 11, 2010. In Canada, the Company has filed a new drug submission for the trazodone formulation with the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada.

About Labopharm Inc.

Labopharm is an emerging leader in optimizing the performance of existing small molecule drugs using its proprietary controlled-release technologies. The Company's lead product, a unique once-daily formulation of tramadol, is now available in 17 countries around the world, including the U.S., Canada, major European markets and Australia. The Company's second product, a novel formulation of trazodone for the treatment of major depressive disorder, is under regulatory review in the U.S. by the FDA. The Company also has a robust pipeline of follow-on products in both pre-clinical and clinical development. Labopharm's vision is to become an integrated, international, specialty pharmaceutical company with the capability to internally develop and commercialize its own products. For more information, please visit

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