Citius Pharmaceuticals Issues October 2020 Letter to Shareholders

-- Company recently licensed cellular therapy for potential treatment of ARDS associated with COVID-19

-- Mino-Lok, Company's lead product, is progressing through Phase 3 trials and, if approved, is positioned for market entry into an estimated $1.5 billion market

-- Phase 2b trial for Halo-Lido hemorrhoid treatment expected to begin Q1 2021

CRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Citius" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing critical care drug products, announced that it has issued an October 2020 Letter to Shareholders. The letter addresses recent updates on the Company's business and clinical developments and news for its pipeline of products.

Recent highlights include:

  • The signing of an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Novellus Therapeutics, Limited for a cellular therapy to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a leading complication of COVID-19
  • Received positive second interim analysis report from the independent Drug Monitoring Committee (DMC) for the Mino-Lok pivotal Phase 3 trial
  • Submission of a pre-investigational new drug (PIND) consultation request for Mino-Wrap with written response and guidance from the FDA expected in November of 2020
  • Completed patient survey for Halo-Lido to develop a patient reported outcome (PRO) instrument with plans set to begin Phase 2b trial in the first quarter of 2021

"While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected patient recruitment in almost all clinical trials, including our own, I'm proud that the Company has continued to make significant progress across our entire pipeline," said Myron Holubiak, Chief Executive Officer of Citius. "Our focus and movement with these projects demonstrate the value we're intent on building for shareholders, and I look forward to sharing more developments in the future."

To view the Company's Corporate Update Letter in its entirety, please visit:
https://www.citiuspharma.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CTXR_October-2020_Shareholder-Letter_final.pdf

About Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Citius is a late-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products, with a focus on anti-infectives and cancer care. For more information, please visit www.citiuspharma.com.

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Contact: 
Andrew Scott 
Vice President, Corporate Development
(O) 908-967-6677 x105
(M) 646-522-8410 
ascott@citiuspharma.com

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