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GeoPharma, Inc. (GORX) Receives FDA Approval For Mucotrol(TM); Manages Mucositis Caused By Radiation And Chemotherapy Required In Cancer Treatment; Shares Surge


10/19/2005 5:12:20 PM

LARGO, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoPharma, Inc. today announced that Belcher Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GeoPharma, Inc. has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for Mucotrol(TM), a prescription product for the management of oral mucositis / stomatitis.

Mucositis is a painful inflammation of the mucosa of the mouth that may occur due to radiation or chemotherapy. Mucositis afflicts approximately 40% of patients receiving cancer chemotherapy and 75% percent of bone marrow transplant recipients as well as 100% of patients receiving radiotherapy for cancer of the head and neck. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 cancer patients in the U.S. suffer from mucositis associated with cancer treatments. Based on this, the estimated U.S. oncology market potential for Mucotrol(TM) sales are between $75 million and $300 million per annum and the estimated global market is between $250 million and $1 billion per annum.

Belcher is planning to introduce Mucotrol(TM) directly to Oncologists. Simultaneously, Belcher has initiated discussions with potential strategic partners. "This patent pending formula is another example of our company's focus on niche areas and also of successful completing projects leading to marketable products," says Dr. Kotha Sekharam, inventor and the President of GeoPharma, Inc.

ABOUT GEOPHARMA

GeoPharma, Inc. manufactures, packages, repackages and distributes a wide array of health-related products. GeoPharma, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Belcher Pharmaceuticals is an FDA registered plant that manufactures and distributes over-the-counter and generic drugs. For more about GeoPharma, Inc. go to our website at http://www.onlineihp.com/.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including those regarding the company and its subsidiaries' expectations, intentions, strategies and beliefs pertaining to future performance. All statements contained herein are based upon information available to the company's management as of the date hereof, and actual results may vary based upon future events, both within and without management's control.

SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS

Certain oral statements made by management from time to time and certain statements contained in press releases and periodic reports issued by GeoPharma, Inc. (the "Company"), as well as those contained herein, that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and, because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, including those in Management's Discussion and Analysis, are statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations, estimates or projections of the Company, its Directors or its Officers about the Company and the industry in which it operates, and are based on assumptions made by management. Forward looking statements include without limitation statements regarding: (a) the Company's growth and business expansion, including future acquisitions; (b) the Company's financing plans; (c) trends affecting the Company's financial condition or results of operations; (d) the Company's ability to continue to control costs and to meet its liquidity and other financing needs; (e) the declaration and payment of dividends; and (f) the Company's ability to respond to changes in customer demand and regulations. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the anticipated results will occur. When issued in this report, the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other items, (i) changes in the regulatory and general economic environment related to the health care and nutraceutical industry; (ii) conditions in the capital markets, including the interest rate environment and the availability of capital; (iii) changes in the competitive marketplace that could affect the Company's revenue and/or cost and expenses, such as increased competition, lack of qualified marketing, management or other personnel, and increased labor and inventory costs; (iv) changes in technology or customer requirements, which could render the Company's technologies noncompetitive or obsolete; (v) new product introductions, product sales mix and the geographic mix of sales and (vi) its customers' willingness to accept its Internet platform in the future. Further information relating to factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is included but not limited to information under the headings "Business," and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations" in this Form 10-KSB as of and for the year ended March 31, 2004 which was filed on June 29, 2004. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements which are not historical facts contained in this advertisement are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, governmental approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

GeoPharma, Inc.

CONTACT: Dr. Kotha Sekharam, +1-727-544-8866, for GeoPharma, Inc.


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