Citius Pharma Discontinues Development of Weight Loss Drug Suprenza

Citius Pharmaceuticals Discontinues Suprenzaâ„¢ To Focus on Core Assets

CRANFORD, N.J., July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC BB: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing adjunctive cancer care and critical care drug products, announced today it was discontinuing Suprenza, its FDA-approved phentermine-based product for weight loss.

Myron Holubiak, CEO of Citius said, "Suprenza no longer meets our core strategic objectives. We are dedicating our focus on our Phase 3 asset Mino-Lok and our Phase 2b asset Hydro-Lido for hemorrhoids." Holubiak continued, "We feel that the obesity and weight management market has shifted and therefore we are devoting our efforts on developing our leading two assets. We anticipate a minimal financial impact to Citius from discontinuation since we eliminate our ongoing regulatory expenses and have not historically received royalties from the product."

About Citius Pharmaceuticals
Citius is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products with a focus on anti-infectives, cancer care and unique prescription products using innovative, patented or proprietary formulations of previously approved active pharmaceutical ingredients. We seek to achieve leading market positions by providing therapeutic products that address unmet medical needs. By using previously approved drugs with substantial safety and efficacy data, we seek to reduce the risks associated with pharmaceutical product development and regulatory requirements. We focus on developing products that have intellectual property protection and competitive advantages to existing therapeutic approaches.

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Andrew Scott

Vice President, Corporate Development


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