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Acorda Therapeutics Presentation of Fampridine-SR Phase 3 Data,Selected for Scientific Highlights Program at the American Academy,of Neurology Meeting

HAWTHORNE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2007 - Acorda Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that Andrew Goodman, M.D., Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Rochester, will present data from Acorda's MS-F203 Phase 3 clinical trial of Fampridine-SR in multiple sclerosis at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting. The platform presentation will take place on Wednesday May 2, 2007 at 4:15 pm Eastern Time (ET). This abstract was also selected to be part of the Scientific Highlights program, which spotlights the top five percent of the more than 1600 abstracts accepted for presentation at this meeting. The AAN meeting will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management's expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects should be considered forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including Acorda Therapeutics' ability to successfully market and sell Zanaflex Capsules, the risk of unfavorable results from future studies of Fampridine-SR, delays in obtaining or failure to obtain FDA approval of Fampridine-SR, competition, the ability to obtain additional financing to support Acorda Therapeutics' operations, unfavorable results from its preclinical programs, and failure to protect its intellectual property or to defend against the intellectual property claims of others. These and other risks are described in greater detail in Acorda Therapeutics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Acorda Therapeutics may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in its forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. Acorda Therapeut ics disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

About Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing therapies for SCI, MS and related nervous system disorders. The Company's marketed products include Zanaflex Capsules(TM) (tizanidine hydrochloride), a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity. For full prescribing information, please go to Acorda's lead clinical stage product, Fampridine-SR, recently completed a Phase 3 study in people with MS. The Company's pipeline includes a number of products in development for the treatment, regeneration and repair of the spinal cord and brain.


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