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Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Contrave(R) Data Presentations at Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, today announced the schedule of its upcoming Contrave® (naltrexone SR/bupropion SR) data presentations at the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., October 24 - 28, 2009.

About Orexigen Therapeutics

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies that offer multiple approaches to treating obesity. The Company's lead investigational product, Contrave®, has completed the COR clinical development program and is on track for a regulatory submission with the FDA in the first half of 2010. The Company's second obesity drug candidate, Empatic™, has completed Phase 2 trials. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss, through combination therapeutic approaches. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.Orexigen.com.

SOURCE Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

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