VIVUS to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference

Thursday, August 5, 2010 Drug News J E 4

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5 VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) today announced that Timothy Morris, chief financial officer, will present an overview of the company at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference.

The VIVUS presentation will take place at the Southampton Inn in Southampton, New York on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 10:40 a.m. ET. A live webcast and 30-day archive of the presentation will be available at


VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to address obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and male sexual health. The company's lead product in clinical development, QNEXAŽ, has completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and an NDA has been filed and accepted by the FDA, with an action date of October 28, 2010. QNEXA is also in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. In the area of sexual health, VIVUS is in phase 3 development with avanafil, a PDE5 inhibitor being studied for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. MUSEŽ (alprostadil), a first generation therapy for the treatment of ED, is already on the market and generating revenue for VIVUS. For more information about the company, please visit

CONTACT: -------- Investor VIVUS, Inc. Relations: The Trout Group Timothy E. Morris Brian Korb Chief Financial Officer 646-378-2923 650-934-5200 Media Relations: Pure Communications, Inc. Dan Budwick 973-271-6085



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