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Star Scientific and Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Announce the Publication of a Peer-Reviewed Article about the ASAP Clinical Trial Showing Immune System Support in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Date:10/31/2013

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) and Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announce the publication of a peer-reviewed article reporting results from the Company's ASAP (Anatabloc® Supplementation Autoimmune Prevention) clinical trial in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The article, entitled, "Anatabine supplementation decreases thyroglobulin antibodies in patients with chronic lymphocytic autoimmune (Hashimoto's) thyroiditis:  A randomized controlled clinical trial", was published October 31, 2013 as a Brief Report in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).  JCEM is a publication of The Endocrine Society, and is described on their website as, "the world's leading peer-reviewed journal for clinical research and practice reviews in endocrinology."

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The ASAP study was a three-month, IRB-approved, five-visit, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-site study evaluating the impact of anatabine dietary supplementation in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, one of the most common autoimmune diseases and a frequent cause of thyroid dysfunction.  A total of 146 patients, 70 receiving anatabine and 76 placebo, completed the study at nine sites in the United States. Anatabine lozenges (9-24 mg per day based upon body weight) or placebo, each containing vitamins A and D3, were administered orally, three times a day for three months, with patients returning at four-week intervals for laboratory testing and/or ultrasonography of the thyroid.

The primary outcomes tested whether dietary supplementation with anatabine ameliorates the immune system's targeting of
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