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Medivation Presents Positive New Data on Dimebon's Long-Term Efficacy and Novel Mechanism of Action at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
Date:7/30/2008

to increase throughout the 12-month treatment period. At the end of 12 months, Dimebon-treated patients preserved their starting level of function on each measure of Alzheimer's disease. Results of the pivotal study were published in the July 19, 2008 issue of The Lancet.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Medivation that this study can be used as one of the pivotal studies required to support the approval of Dimebon to treat mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease, as long as a significant proportion of the sites in the confirmatory Phase 3 trial are located in the United States. The Company recently began a confirmatory pivotal Phase 3 trial of Dimebon in Alzheimer's disease known as the CONNECTION study. Patients and caregivers can learn more about the study by visiting http://www.connectionstudy.com or by calling 1-877-888-6386.

About the Open-Label Extension

All patients who completed 12-months of dosing in the first pivotal trial were eligible to enroll in an open-label extension. All participants in the open-label extension received Dimebon, including patients who had previously received placebo during the prior 12 months of the trial. Because there was no placebo-control in the open-label extension, direct comparisons versus placebo cannot be made.

About Dimebon

Dimebon is an orally available small molecule that has been shown to inhibit brain cell death in preclinical models relevant to Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases, making it a potential treatment for these and other neurodegenerative diseases. Preclinical data generated to date suggest that Dimebon operates through a novel mitochondrial mechanism of action.

On July 7, 2008, Medivation announced positive safety and efficacy results from its Phase 2 trial of Dimebon for the treatment of Huntington's disease, which was conducted in collaboration with the Huntington S
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