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Access Pharmaceuticals Raises $6.0 Million In Registered Direct Offering

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug-delivery platforms to develop treatments in areas of oncology, cancer supportive care and diabetes, has entered into definitive agreements with existing and new accredited investors to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of approximately 2.3 million shares of its common stock at a price of $2.55 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $6.0 million.  Additionally, at the closing, Access will issue to the investors warrants to purchase, in the aggregate, approximately 0.7 million shares of common stock at a price of $3.06 per share, which warrants are exercisable immediately for a term of 5 years from the closing date.  The initial closing of the offering is expected to take place subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

"In addition to providing Access capital to support the commercial launch of MuGard, this financing should prove to be a positive for Access investors as it also helps shore up our balance sheet for partnering discussions in our various programs," stated Jeffrey B. Davis, President & CEO.  He continued, "This additional funding from current and new investors will provide a strong foundation to continue executing on our multifaceted strategy for moving valuable assets within the company forward."

Hudson Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of Hudson Holding Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: HDHL), acted as the Company's placement agent in connection with the offering. The common stock and warrants are being offered by Access pursuant to an effective registration statement(s) on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The securities may only be offered by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus can be obtained directly from

About Access:Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access' products include MuGard™ (, which has received FDA marketing clearance for the management of patients with mucositis, ProLindac™, a second generation DACH Platinum in Phase 2 clinical testing of patients with ovarian cancer, and Thiarabine™, a novel nucleoside analog that has demonstrated both pre-clinical and clinical activity in certain cancers; currently in a Phase 1/2a trial in hematological malignancies at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  

The company also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including CobaCyte™-mediated targeted delivery and CobOral-oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism.  For additional information on Access Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website at

This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include those relating to: our cash burn rate, clinical trial plans and timelines and clinical results for ProLindac, MuGard, Thiarabine and Cobalamin and other product candidates, our ability to achieve clinical and commercial success and our ability to successfully develop marketed products. These statements are subject to numerous risks, including but not limited to Access' need to obtain additional financing in order to continue the clinical trial and operations and to the risks detailed in Access' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other reports filed by Access with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Contact: Company

Contact: Investor RelationsChristine Berni

Donald C. Weinberger/Diana Bittner (media)Director of Investor Relations

Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLCAccess Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(212) 370-4500(212) 786-6208

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