DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroStockProfit.com announces an investment report featuring VIVUS Inc. (Nasdaq:VVUS). The report includes financial, comparative and investment analyses, and industry information you need to know to make an educated investment decision.
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VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and sexual health. The Company's lead product in clinical development, Qnexa, has completed phase III clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and a new drug agreement (NDA) has been filed and accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with an action date of October 28, 2010. Qnexa is also in phase II clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. In the area of sexual health, VVUS is in phase III development with avanafil, a PDE5 inhibitor being studied for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
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In the report, the analyst notes:
"VVUS's Qnexa is currently under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for the treatment of obesity. Qnexa is a once-a-day, proprietary, oral, controlled-release formulation of low dose phentermine and topiramate, which is believed to address both appetite and satiety - the two main mechanisms that impact eating behavior - in one capsule ...
"The Company in September said patients taking the highest dose of Qnexa lost an average of 26 pounds, or 11.4% of their body weight, while those taking a placebo had weight loss of 2.5%. The results came in better than the previously reported one-year weight loss of 10.4%."
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