Furiex Pharmaceuticals to Present at Cowen & Company 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference

  Furiex Pharmaceuticals to Present at Cowen & Company 33rd Annual Healthcare   Conference  Cowen Group Healthcare Conference 2013  Business Wire  MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- February 26, 2013  Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: FURX), a drug development collaboration company, announced today that June Almenoff, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief medical officer of Furiex, is scheduled to present at the Cowen 33^rd Annual Healthcare Conference in Boston, MA on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:10 p.m. ET. Dr. Almenoff will provide a corporate overview and discuss Furiex’s therapeutic pipeline.  A live webcast of Furiex’s presentation may be accessed through the Presentations & Events link in the Investors section of the company’s website at www.furiex.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on Furiex’s website for 90 days following the conference.  About Furiex  Furiex Pharmaceuticals is a drug development collaboration company that uses innovative clinical development design to accelerate and increase value of drug development programs by advancing them through the drug discovery and development process in a cost-efficient manner. Our drug development programs are designed and driven by a core team with extensive drug development experience. The company collaborates with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and has a diversified product portfolio and pipeline with multiple therapeutic candidates, including one Phase III-ready asset, two compounds in Phase III development, one of which is with a partner, three products on the market and a fourth approved in the United States but not yet launched. The company's mission is to develop innovative medicines faster and at a lower cost, thereby improving profitability and accelerating time to market while providing life-improving therapies for patients. For more information, visit www.furiex.com.  Contact:  Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Media/Analysts/Investors: Sailash Patel, 919-456-7814 sailash.patel@furiex.com