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Access Pharmaceuticals Launches MuGard Product Website

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in products for cancer and supportive care, announced today it has launched  The patient- and healthcare professional- focused site is a comprehensive resource offering educational material on oral mucositis, patient analysis, MuGard product and how-to-order information.

"We are proud to have launched our product website as it resource for patients and healthcare professionals," said Frank Jacobucci, VP of Sales and Marketing for Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  He continued, "Keeping the patient in mind, we constructed an easy-to-navigate MuGard destination where both patients and doctors can go to learn about oral mucositis, symptoms and the benefit that MuGard provides someone undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for various types of cancers, including head and neck cancers, such as throat cancer.  By starting MuGard on the first day of anticancer regimens, as shown in the clinical data, a significant number of patients can significantly reduce the occurrence, duration and severity of oral mucositis.  MuGard – first day, every day."

Oral mucositis is a debilitating side effect of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.  Characterized by painful inflammation, mouth sores and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, oral mucositis often times interferes with continued cancer therapy.  MuGard is an FDA-approved, ready-to-use mucoadhesive oral rinse for the management of oral mucositis.

About MuGard:MuGard is a novel; ready-to-use mucoadhesive oral wound rinse and coating for the management of oral mucositis, a debilitating side effect of many anticancer treatments.  Characterized Up to 40% of all patients receiving chemotherapy develop moderate to severe mucositis, and almost all patients receiving radiation for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplantation develop mucositis. Updated clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of mucositis recommend the use of a preventive oral care regimen as part of routine supportive care along with a therapeutic oral care regimen if mucositis develops. The market for the treatment of oral mucositis is estimated to be in excess of $1 billion world-wide.  For more information, visit

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 ProLindac™, currently in Phase II clinical testing of patients with ovarian cancer, and MuGard™ for the management of patients with mucositis. The company also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including Cobalamin™-mediated targeted delivery and oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism and Thiarabine, a new generation nucleoside analog which has demonstrated both pre-clinical and clinical activity in certain cancers. 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 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.Contacts: Christine BerniDonald C. Weinberger/Diana Bittner (media)Director of Investor RelationsWolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLCAccess Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(212) 370-4500(212) 786-6208

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