Sciele Pharma, Inc. Signs Agreement with Addrenex Pharmaceuticals To Develop and Market ADX415 for the Treatment of Hypertension

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sciele Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCRX) today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Addrenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and market ADX415, a novel patented, centrally-acting alpha adrenergic receptor agonist, specific to Alpha-2 receptors, for the treatment of hypertension and other potential indications. Under the terms of the agreement, Sciele will have the worldwide marketing rights for ADX415, will pay the product development costs, and will also make regulatory milestone payments and royalty payments to Addrenex on product sales. Sciele and Addrenex expect to begin the Phase II clinical studies in the second half of 2008.

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