FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Bartushak Jaime
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/27/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CTXR]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 11 COMMERCE DRIVE, FIRST FLOOR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

CRANFORD, NJ 07016
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 60,353
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Purchase Common Stock)   (1) 09/15/2027 Common Stock 25,000 $ 3.45 (1) D  
Stock Option (Right to Purchase Common Stock)   (2) 07/16/2026 Common Stock 48,267 $ 10.5 (2) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Bartushak Jaime
C/O CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
11 COMMERCE DRIVE, FIRST FLOOR
CRANFORD, NJ 07016
      Chief Financial Officer  

Signatures

/s/ Alexander M. Donaldson, by power of attorney 12/13/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) On September 15,2017 the Reporting Person was granted a ten-year option to purchase 25,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $3.45 per share. The options vest as follows: 8,333 shares vest on September 13, 2018, and then 694 shares per month for the next 24 months.
(2) On July 6, 2016 the Reporting Person was granted a ten-year option to purchase 48,267 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $10.50 per share. The options vest as follows: 16,089 shares vest on July 7, 2017, and then 1,341 shares per month for the next 24 months.

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