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DURECT Announces Top-line Data From BESST (POSIDUR® U.S. Pivotal Phase III Trial)

Webcast DetailsDURECT management will hold a webcast to discuss BESST top-line results on January 6 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing DURECT's homepage at http://www.durect.com and clicking "Investor Relations."  If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on DURECT's website under Audio Archive in the "Investor Relations" section.

About POSIDUR

POSIDUR is a post-operative pain relief depot that utilizes DURECT's patented SABER™ technology to deliver bupivacaine and is designed to provide up to three days of pain relief after surgery. POSIDUR is licensed to Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) for commercialization in the U.S. and Canada, and to Nycomed: a Takeda Company for commercialization in Europe and other defined countries. DURECT has retained commercialization rights in Japan, Korea and all other countries not subject to the Nycomed and Hospira licenses.

About DURECT Corporation

DURECT is a specialty pharmaceuticalcompany developing innovative drugs for pain and other chronic diseases, with late-stage development programs including REMOXY®, POSIDUR , ELADUR®, and TRANSDUR®-Sufentanil.  DURECT's proprietary oral, transdermal and injectable depot delivery technologies enable new indications and superior clinical/commercial attributes such as abuse deterrence, improved convenience, compliance, efficacy and safety for small molecule and biologic drugs.  For more information, please visit www.durect.com.

DURECT Forward-Looking Statement

The statements in this press release regarding preliminary clinical trial results, regulatory and product approval plans, and the potential benefits and uses of POSIDUR are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that further analysis of clinical trial data will reveal different results, the risk of adverse decisions by regulatory agencies, including product non-approval, delays and additional costs due to requirements imposed by regulatory agencies (including the possibility of additional clinical trials), potential adverse effects arising from the testing or use of our drug candidates, our potential failure to maintain our collaborative agreements with third parties or consummate new collaborations and DURECT's (and that of its third party collaborators where applicable) difficulty or failure to obtain approvals from regulatory agencies with respect to its development activities and products, or ability to design, enroll, conduct and complete clinical any additional required clinical trials, complete the design, development, and manufacturing process development of POSIDUR, manufacture POSIDUR, avoid infringing patents held by other parties and secure and defend patents of our own, and manage and obtain capital to fund its growth, operations and expenses. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in DURECT's Form 10-Q on November 7, 2011 under the heading "Risk Factors."

NOTE: POSIDUR , SABER , ORADUR®, TRANSDUR®, and ELADUR are trademarks of DURECT Corporation. Other referenced trademarks belong to their respective owners.  REMOXY, POSIDUR, ELADUR and TRANSDUR-Sufentanil are drug candidates under development and have not been approved for commercialization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other health authorities.

SOURCE DURECT Corporation

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