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M Pharmaceutical Inc. Announces Plans on Expanding Distribution of Successful OTC Products

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA (January 10, 2017) - M Pharmaceutical Inc. (CSE: MQ, OTCQB: MPHMF, FWB: T3F2), (the "Company" or “M Pharma”), announced today that the Company is moving to build significant infrastructure, perform additional product R&D and focus on international business expansion to increase the level of sales currently achieved by the current owner of their soon to be acquired OTC products into the United States, Canada, South America & the European Union.   These products are the subject of a previously announced acquisition agreement (January 4, 2017) which is subject to regulatory and due diligence conditions but is expected to close in January, 2017.

“Once rebranded and relaunched, these  innovative topical formulations of L-Arginine,  menthol  and other key ingredients will provide millions of women with more natural solutions to inadequate arousal, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, as well as other healthcare concerns” said Gary Thompson, CEO of M Pharmaceutical USA. “L-arginine, a semi-essential amino acid and precursor to the nitric oxide pathway, is vital for normal sexual response in both men and women.  During initial studies, approximately 80% of women reported decreased time to lubrication while 70% reported an increase in lubrication quality.  Additionally, 65% of the women in the study reported more orgasms, 66% reported decreased time to achieve orgasm and 74% reported an increase in orgasm intensity.  Successfully sold outside of the US for 15 years and recently reformulated to be paraben free, these OTC products are now ready for a much larger audience seeking treatments for these all too common issues.  Our plans call for a multi-channel, multi-product approach, including contracting with several distribution partners for branded and private label distribution, a renewed focus on primary-care physician partnerships combined with building a significant direct-to-consumer sales strategy.”

About M Pharmaceutical Inc.

Formed in early 2015, M Pharmaceutical Inc. is a clinical-stage company developing innovative technologies for obesity and weight management.  In addition to its recent acquisition of C-103, a reformulation of orlistat from Chelatexx, LLC, the Company will focus on the development of its Trimeo capsules, temporary controllable pseudobezoars for non-invasive gastric volume reduction for the treatment of obesity, for which it has exclusive rights.  The Company has also recently acquired an FDA cleared fertility product branded as ToConceive that represents its first offering in the women's health field.

M Pharma trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker symbol “MQ” as well as on the OTCQB as “MPHMF” and FWB (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) as “T3F2.”

For more information contact:
Investor Relations
Phone: +1 604 428 0511          
info@m-pharma.ca
www.m-pharma.ca

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Notice regarding investigational devices: C-103 and Trimeo are investigational drugs or devices and are not currently available outside of approved clinical trials.  Claims regarding the safety and efficacy of these devices have not been evaluated by Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or any other international regulatory body.  

Drug Treatment Portfolio

Obesity, Weight Management Treatment

C-103 is a novel reformulation of orlistat, patented until 2030 in the U.S.  Orlistat is FDA-approved for weight management and sold by Roche as Xenical® (prescription) and by GlaxoSmithKline as alli® (over-the-counter).  Proven safe and effective in over 100 clinical trials, orlistat is the best-selling weight loss medication of all time with peak sales over $900 million in 2007.  The C-103 reformulation addresses adverse events reported by over 90% of orlistat users. These adverse events have led to the decline in Orlistat sales to approximately $200 million in recent years. 

C-103 is intended to maintain the efficacy of orlistat while minimizing its socially unacceptable adverse events. Unlike other weight loss drugs:

  • Orlistat is not an amphetamine
  • Orlistat does not affect the central nervous system
  • Orlistat is not systemically absorbed
  • Orlistat is the only FDA-approved OTC weight loss drug because of its safety
  • Orlistat is the only FDA-approved weight loss drug for adolescent patients (age 12-18)

Infertility Treatment

ToConceive is an innovative new infertility treatment that offers hope and assistance to the millions of couples worldwide struggling to start a family. Our product is an easy to use topical gel that helps to balance the pH of the vagina and is clinically proven to increases a women’s natural production of transudate (sexual lubrication). This increase in natural transudate is required for successful “Sperm Capacitation” to occur. Without the process of Sperm Capacitation, the sperm would not have the ability to travel the required distance to the ovum or have the appropriate chemical makeup for successful conception to occur.

ToConceive is a women’s health treatment supported by a FDA 510K clearance and is protected by four USPTO patents. ToConceive’s proven ability to increase a woman’s natural production of transudate results in significantly higher success rates for couples trying to conceive, without the added expense, or stress, associated with assisted reproduction treatments.