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Star Scientific Launches Anatabloc™ Dietary Supplement
Date:8/30/2011

nd area physicians and healthcare providers are gathering at the Virginia Governor’s mansion today to learn more about the state of the research on Anatabloc™.  The lead researchers who have overseen pre-clinical studies will discuss the results of testing with this group. They will be joined by researchers from the University of Virginia Medical School and the VCU Medical Center who also are interested in studying further potentials for Anatabloc™.  Rock Creek has solicited research proposals from these institutions, and expects to issue planning grants for the preparation of full research proposals.  The company anticipates that several of the planning grants will be announced today.  Jonnie R. Williams, Star Scientific CEO, commented: “The tobacco plant led the way in growing the economy of the Commonwealth of Virginia 400 years ago.  As a Virginia-based company, we now want to lead the way in understanding how the tobacco plant can yield important benefits to human health.”

Anatabloc™ is the second dietary supplement to be developed by Rock Creek.  The company's first product, CigRx®, was introduced in early August 2010.  CigRx® contains the dietary ingredients anatabine citrate and an extract of yerba mate, and provides smokers with a non-nicotine, non-tobacco alternative when they have the urge to light a cigarette. In addition to a dedicated website (www.cigrx.com) and purchase portal via Amazon.com, the CigRx® retail presence has expanded significantly in the past two months.  It now is available at all Richmond-Tri City CVS/Pharmacy stores as well as in roughly 500 stores in independent retail  and convenience stores in New England.  

Curtis Wright, MD, MPH, Senior VP and Scientific Director with Rock Creek, commented, "It is exciting and professionally satisfying to see the research of the past few years re
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