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Indevus Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results of Phase II Octreotide Implant Trial
Date:11/28/2007

Company Plans to Initiate Phase III Program in First Half of 2008

LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDEV) today announced positive results from its Phase II octreotide implant trial in patients with acromegaly, a disorder characterized by excessive blood levels of growth hormone (GH) and insulin- like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). The implant utilizes the Company's patented Hydron technology to deliver effective levels of octreotide for six months. Octreotide is a synthetic peptide that mimics the natural hormone somatostatin to block release of GH. In the recently completed six-month trial, the octreotide implant effectively suppressed levels of GH and IGF-1 at rates similar to those seen with current FDA approved injectable formulations of octreotide. In addition, the drug was well tolerated.

"I am extremely pleased to report the successful completion of our octreotide implant trial and we are looking forward to the initiation of our Phase III program in the first half of 2008," stated Glenn L. Cooper, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Indevus. "The market opportunity for a six-month octreotide implant for the treatment of acromegaly is substantial. The results of the trial demonstrate the potential of our octreotide implant, the only once every six month treatment, to improve the treatment options for people who suffer from this life-long debilitating condition. In addition, based on the successful results of this trial, we are exploring opportunities to expand our octreotide development program to address other indications where injectable formulations of octreotide are currently utilized, including carcinoid tumors."

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