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Forest Laboratories And Adamas Pharmaceuticals Enter Into Licensing Agreement For The Development And Commercialization Of A Fixed Dosed Combination Of Namenda XR® And Donepezil For Alzheimer’s Disease

Stocks in this article: FRX

Gregory T. Went, Chief Executive Officer of Adamas Pharmaceuticals said: “We are pleased to partner with Forest, the market leader in Alzheimer's products, to bring our fixed dose combination of extended release memantine and donepezil – the first such combination therapy for Alzheimer's disease – to the US market. This collaboration will accelerate this innovative product’s development towards a 2014 US NDA filing, and allow Adamas to focus our attention on the ex-US market for the product and to continue the ongoing development of Nurelin TM, our late-stage product candidate for the treatment of CNS disorders, including Parkinson's disease.”

About Adamas Pharmaceuticals

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, based in Emeryville, California with operations in Bangalore, India, is the leading developer of aminoadamantane-based therapeutics for CNS disorders. The company’s research and development platform is focused on developing controlled release versions and optimized fixed dose combinations of aminoadamantanes to address major dosing and titration challenges that limit the use of currently available therapeutics. Adamas is advancing two programs from this platform. Nurelin (amantadine HCl extended release capsules) is currently in Phase 3 clinical studies, initially for levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A registration program is also underway for the fixed dose combination of memantine HCl extended release and donepezil HCl for Alzheimer’s disease. Both products are designed to improve tolerability and clinical efficacy, and to provide superior clinical and health economic benefits. For more information about Adamas, please visit www.adamaspharma.com.

About Forest Laboratories

Forest Laboratories’ (NYSE: FRX) longstanding global partnerships and track record developing and marketing pharmaceutical products in the United States have yielded its well-established central nervous system and cardiovascular franchises and innovations in anti-infective, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and pain management medicine. Forest’s pipeline, the most robust in its history, includes product candidates in all stages of development across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Forest is headquartered in New York, NY. To learn more, visit www.FRX.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, the acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and launch of new products, and the risk factors listed from time to time in Forest Laboratories' Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and any subsequent SEC filings. Forest assumes no obligation to update forward looking statements contained in this release to reflect new information or future events or developments.

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