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DURECT Announces Changes to its Board of Directors
Date:9/27/2013

ialty pharmaceutical sales and marketing group.  Mr. Shepard began his career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing at Ortho Pharmaceutical and Syntex Laboratories.     

"We look forward to the commercial perspective Jay Shepard will bring to our Board of Directors as we evaluate and execute on the partnering, development opportunities and market introduction for our product pipeline," said Dr. Felix Theeuwes, DURECT's Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer. "Mike Casey has decided to retire from our Board at the end of the year in order to spend additional time pursuing personal interests.  We have benefited greatly from Mike Casey's commercial insight during his 9 years of dedicated service as a member of the Board of Directors, and we thank him for his valuable counsel and strategic input to the Company."

"This is a very exciting time for DURECT, given the February 2014 PDUFA date for POSIDUR and the other programs in development, and I look forward to assisting management and the Board of Directors as they face a number of strategic decisions around that pipeline," stated Jay Shepard.     

About DURECT Corporation
DURECT is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative drugs for pain and other chronic diseases, with late-stage development programs including Remoxy®, POSIDUR, ELADUR®, and TRANSDUR®-Sufentanil.  DURECT's proprietary oral, transdermal and injectable depot delivery technologies enable new indications and superior clinical/commercial attributes such as abuse deterrence, improved convenience, compliance, efficacy and safety for small molecule and biologic drugs.  For more information, please visit

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