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NEW YORK- Feb 17, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Lasky & Ri…

NEW YORK- Feb 17, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Lasky & Rifkind, Ltd., a law firm with offices in New York and Chicago, announces that a lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, on behalf of persons who purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded securities of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Inspire” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ISPH) between June 2, 2004 and February 8, 2005, inclusive, (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit was filed against Inspire, Christy L. Shaffer and Thomas R. Staab II (“Defendants”).

If you are a member of this class and wish to view a copy of a complaint and join this class action, please e-mail us at investorrelations@laskyrifkind.com and request a copy of the complaint and a plaintiff certification. If you are a member of the Class, you may move the Court no later than April 18, 2005 to serve as a lead plaintiff for the Class. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. However, if you choose to remain an absent class member, unless and until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.