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Apricus Biosciences Reports Corporate Update

Stocks in this article: APRI

Conference Call Information

The call can be accessed in the U.S. by dialing 877-407-8031 and outside of the U.S. by dialing 201-689-8031 and asking the conference operator for the Apricus Bio Conference Call. The conference call will also be webcast live at http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=171412 . The teleconference replay will be available for one week by dialing in the U.S. 877-660-6853 and outside of the U.S. by dialing 201-612-7415. Replay Passcode 418593 is required for playback. The webcast replay will be available for three months.

About Vitaros ®

Vitaros ® has been approved for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction ("ED") by the European Health Authorities and by Health Canada. Vitaros ® is a topically-applied cream formulation of alprostadil, a vasodilator, combined with our proprietary permeation enhancer DDAIP.HCL, which directly increases blood flow to the penis, causing an erection. Alprostadil is a widely accepted alternative to the PDE-5 inhibitors for difficult to treat patients, and Vitaros ®, which was determined to be safe and effective by the European Health Authorities and previously by Health Canada, offers greater market opportunity due to its patient-friendly form versus other alprostadil dosage forms and also relative to oral ED products. With nearly 150 million men worldwide who suffer from erectile dysfunction and an ED market size of approximately $1 billion in revenue in Europe alone, Vitaros ® represents a major market opportunity for Apricus Bio and its commercial partners given its unique product profile and its potential to treat a large underserved population.

About Femprox®

Femprox ® is a product candidate for the treatment of female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD). Seven clinical studies have been successfully completed to date, including one, 98-subject Phase 2 study in the US and a nearly 400-subject proof of concept study in China. To date, no product has been approved in the U.S. to treat FSIAD, a persistent or recurring inability to attain or maintain adequate sexual excitement, causing personal distress.

About Apricus Biosciences, Inc.

Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI) is a pharmaceutical company that develops and markets innovative treatments that help large patient populations across numerous, large-market therapeutic classes including male and female sexual health. The Company has one approved product, Vitaros ®, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, which is now approved in Europe and Canada and will be commercialized by Apricus Bio's marketing partners, which include Abbott Canada, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH, Sandoz, and Bracco SpA. Femprox ®, the Company's product candidate for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder, has successfully completed a nearly 400-subject proof-of-concept study.

For further information on Apricus Bio, visit http://www.apricusbio.com .

Apricus Bio's Forward-Looking Statement Safe Harbor

Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, as amended: with the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described for a variety of reasons that are outside the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, its ability to further develop its product Vitaros ® for erectile dysfunction , and product candidate Femprox ® for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder among others; to have its product and product candidates receive additional patent protection and be approved by relevant regulatory authorities in Europe, the United States and Canada and in other countries; to successfully commercialize such product and product candidates and other NexACT ® product candidates and drug delivery technology; to sell its oncology supportive care business or assets to a third party or parties; to cease funding to its French subsidiaries and to have such subsidiaries reorganize or liquidate successfully; and to achieve its other development, commercialization and financial goals. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Readers are urged to read the risk factors set forth in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, subsequent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q and other filings made with the SEC. Copies of these reports are available from the SEC's website or without charge from the Company.

CONTACT: Apricus Bio Investor Relations:
         
         David Pitts or Lourdes Catala
         Argot Partners
         212-600-1902
         david@argotpartners.com
         lourdes@argotpartners.com

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