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Star Scientific, Inc. Refutes Story Published on TheStreet.com
Date:1/28/2013

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) commented today on a January 23, 2013, column appearing on TheStreet.com. That piece contains numerous false and misleading statements regarding the Company's anatabine research and the initial results of the ASAP Human Thyroid Health Study released by Star Scientific on January 7, 2013.  

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As reported in the Company's January 7, 2013, press release: "The preliminary examination of the primary outcomes shows a clear and statistically significant difference in the treated group as compared to the placebo group by the end of the trial, with declines in anti-thyroglobulin antibody levels.  Anatabine subjects also tended toward a reduction in thyroid gland vascularity on ultrasound relative to placebo."

The ASAP study, which examines the impact of anatabine dietary supplementation on thyroid health, was conducted by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, the Company's subsidiary.  The study was not sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Company never reported otherwise.  Indeed, when Star Scientific first announced IRB approval of this study on February 9, 2012, it noted that the study was being conducted by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals at sites in Texas, Illinois, and Florida.  The Company also consistently referenced that this study was being conducted by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals at multiple sites in subsequent press releases, including the January 7, 2013, release.  Any implication by the author of the article in TheStreet.com that Star Scientific stated otherwise is patently false. 

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