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Medivation Announces Presentation of Full Top-Line Data From,Dimebon Six-Month Trial at Major International Alzheimer's Disease,Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. today announced that six-month results from its randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled Phase 2 efficacy trial of Dimebon(TM) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease demonstrated that patients treated with Dimebon were significantly improved compared to patients taking placebo on all five efficacy endpoints studied, which assessed cognitive function, memory, ability to perform tasks of daily living, global function and behavior.

Full top-line data from this trial were presented yesterday for the first time as an oral presentation (abstract #1662) at the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases: Progress and New Perspectives, in Salzburg, Austria, by the study's lead investigator, Rachelle S. Doody, M.D., Ph.D., the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research at the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, in Houston.

New data presented in Salzburg included the magnitude and levels of statistical significance by which the Dimebon-treated patients outperformed the placebo-treated patients on the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE: p<0.0001), the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group-Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL: p=0.002), and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI: p=0.006). As previously reported, Dimebon-treated patients also demonstrated significant improvement versus placebo on both the primary and key secondary endpoints in this study -- the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog: p<0.0001) and the Clinician's Interview-Based Impression of Change with a caregiver interview (CIBIC-plus: p<0.0001). Dimebon was well tolerated in this study.

"In my experience, the results of this study are particularly striking for two primary reasons," said Dr. Doody. "First, Dimebon produced statistically significant improvement over pl
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