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Long-Term Data on QNEXA® to be Presented at The American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) today announced that data on QNEXA®, its investigational drug candidate, will be featured in a poster presentation at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Cardiology, being held April 2-5, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Following are details about the poster presentation:

The poster will be presented in Hall F of The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, April 3, 2011, 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM (Session 1048)

The Presenter, Dr. Michael H. Davidson, will be at the poster from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM. Presenter:

Michael Davidson, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLAAuthors:

Davidson, Bowden, Day Title:

Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Over Two Years with Controlled-Release Phentermine-Topiramate (Presentation Number 1048-293)About QNEXA Controlled Release CapsulesQNEXA [kyoo-nek-suh] is an investigational drug candidate being developed to address weight loss, type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. QNEXA is a once-a-day, proprietary, oral, controlled-release formulation of low-dose phentermine and topiramate, which is designed to decrease appetite and increase satiety (the sense of feeling full), the two main mechanisms that impact eating behavior. In phase 2 and 3 clinical data to date, patients taking QNEXA have demonstrated statistically significant weight loss, glycemic control, and improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, when used in combination with a diet and lifestyle modification program.

About VIVUS VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to address obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and male sexual health. The company's lead product in clinical development, QNEXA®, has completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and is currently being considered for approval by US and EU regulators. QNEXA® is also in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. In the area of sexual health, VIVUS is in phase 3 development with avanafil, a PDE5 inhibitor being studied for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. For more information about the company, please visit

CONTACT:   VIVUS, Inc.Investor Relations:The Trout GroupTimothy E. MorrisBrian Korb Chief Financial Officer646-378-2923650-934-5200

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