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Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners to Present at the MoneyShow Conference

Friday, May 7, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (NasdaqCM: CPRX) announced that Jack Weinstein, Catalyst's Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation at the MoneyShow Conference to be held May 10th through May 13th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Catalyst will present a Corporate Overview, including its development plans for CPP-109 and CPP-115. Further, the Company reported that its presentation materials from the conference will be posted on May 11th on the Company's website under "Events and Presentations."

About Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of prescription drugs targeting diseases of the central nervous system with a focus on the treatment of drug addiction, epilepsy and neuropathic pain. Catalyst has two products in development, and is currently evaluating the lead product candidate, CPP-109 (vigabatrin, a GABA aminotransferase inhibitor) for the treatment of cocaine addiction. CPP-109 has been granted "Fast Track" status by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cocaine addiction, which indicates that the FDA has recognized that CPP-109 is intended for the treatment of a serious or life-threatening condition for which there is no effective treatment and which demonstrates the potential to address an unmet medical need. Catalyst also expects to evaluate CPP-109 for the treatment of other addictions and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Catalyst is also in the early stages of developing CPP-115, another GABA aminotransferase inhibitor that could be more potent than vigabatrin but may have reduced side effects (e.g., visual field defects, or VFDs) from those associated with vigabatrin. Catalyst is planning to develop CPP-115 for several indications, including epilepsy, neuropathic pain and drug addiction. Catalyst believes that it controls all current intellectual property for drugs that have a mechanism of action related to GABA aminotransferase. For more information about the Company, go to www.catalystpharma.com.

SOURCE Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.

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