Pain Therapeutics to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care Conference

Pain Therapeutics to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health
Care Conference

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PTIE) today announced that management will present at the Bank of
America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care Conference. The Company will present on
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at the Encore at Wynn
in Las Vegas, NV.

Those interested in listening to the presentation live via the internet may do
so by visiting the Company's website at www.paintrials.com.A replay of the
presentation will be available on the website for approximately two weeks
following the presentation.

About Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops novel
drugs. The FDA has not approved any of our drug candidates for commercial
sale. For more information, please visit www.paintrials.com.

CONTACT: For More Information Contact:
        
         Peter S. Roddy
         Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
         Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
         proddy@paintrials.com
         (512) 501-2450
        
         Barbara Ryan
         FTI Consulting
         Barbara.ryan@fticonsulting.com
         (212) 850-5679
 
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