SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc.

July 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Research Report on Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and Cephalon, Inc. -- Companies Help You Feel Better

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and Cephalon, Inc. Full content and research is available at

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Equity Markets has reviewed Pain Therapeutics, Inc. as a biopharmaceutical company that develops drugs. The Company has four drug candidates in clinical programs, including REMOXY, abuse-resistant hydromorphone, abuse-resistant hydrocodone and a radio-labeled monoclonal antibody to treat metastatic melanoma. It is also working on a new treatment for patients with hemophilia. It has a collaboration agreement with King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (King) which develops and commercializes REMOXY and other opioid painkillers. The full research report on Pain Therapeutics, Inc. is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Cephalon, Inc. as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and bringing to market medications to improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. The Company is engaged in providing medicines to patients in several therapeutic areas, with a particular focus on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, pain, oncology, inflammatory disease and regenerative medicine. The Company markets numerous branded and generic products around the world. In total, Cephalon sells more than 150 products in nearly 100 countries. The full research report on Cephalon, Inc. is available here:

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