Orexigen® Therapeutics Schedules August 5, 2010 Webcast Discussion of Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 20

SAN DIEGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, will announce its second quarter ended June 30, 2010 financial results on Thursday, August 5, 2010 after the markets close. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Orexigen management will host the call and webcast to discuss financial results and recent business highlights. The live call may be accessed by phone by calling (800) 901-5248 (domestic) or (617) 786-4512 (international), participant code 86709407. The webcast can be accessed live on the investor relations section of the Orexigen web site at www.orexigen.com  and will be archived for 14 days following the call.

About Orexigen Therapeutics

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity. The Company has filed an NDA with the FDA for its lead investigational product, Contrave®. The Company's second product, Empatic™, has completed Phase 2 clinical development.  Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss, through combination therapeutic approaches. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.Orexigen.com.

SOURCE Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

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