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A.P. Pharma Announces Changes In Management And Hires Leading Consulting Practice To Lead FDA Review Process

About APF530

A.P. Pharma's lead product, APF530, is being developed for the prevention of both acute- and delayed-onset chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). APF530 contains the 5-HT3 antagonist granisetron formulated in the Company's proprietary Biochronomerâ„¢ drug delivery system, which allows therapeutic drug levels to be maintained for five days with a single subcutaneous injection. Intravenous and oral formulations containing granisetron are approved for the prevention of acute-onset CINV, but not for delayed-onset CINV. Granisetron was selected because it is widely prescribed by physicians based on a well-established record of safety and efficacy.

About A.P. Pharma

A.P. Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products using its proprietary Biochronomerâ„¢ polymer-based drug delivery technology. The Company's primary focus is on its lead product, APF530, for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). A.P. Pharma submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA in May 2009 and received a Complete Response Letter in March 2010 that outlined several issues that would need to be addressed prior to FDA approval of APF530. The Company is in the process of preparing a resubmission to address the issues outlined in the Complete Response Letter.

A.P. Pharma's Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with the timely development, approval, launch and acceptance of our lead product, APF530, and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution investors that forward-looking statements reflect our analysis only on their stated date. We do not intend to update them except as required by law.



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