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31-Jan-2019

Innovus Pharma Announces the Approval and Launch of its OTC Hemorrhoid Xyralid® Suppositories in Canada

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Innovus Pharma" or the “Company”) (OTCQB Venture Market: INNV), an emerging commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that delivers safe, innovative and effective over-the-counter medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women's health and respiratory diseases, today announced the launch of its Xyralid® Suppositories, for the reduction of swelling or inflammation of hemorrhoidal tissues and provides pain relief from burning, itching and discomfort. Xyralid® Suppositories received a Product License Application (“PLA”) in Canada and the product is available as an over-the-counter (“OTC”) or behind the counter drug and will not require a prescription. The product is available in Canada directly through the Company’s website and through its Beyond Human® marketing and sales platform.

“We are very excited to announce the Health Canada approval and launch of our Xyralid® Suppositories product in Canada,” said Dr. Bassam Damaj, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovus Pharma. “Xyralid® Suppositories are being launched through our own sales and marketing commercial efforts there, and is our ninth product on the Canadian market, including Zestra®, Zestra Glide® and Uxor™ (EjectDelay®) marketed by Orimed Pharma and UriVarx® through our partnership with Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Vesele®, Apeaz®, Xyralid® Cream and ProstaGorx®. In addition, we have four other products: PEVarx®, Diabasens®, RecalMax® and BH Testosterone™, that have been submitted and are being reviewed currently by Health Canada for potential approval.”

About Xyralid® Suppositories

Xyralid® Suppositories are an FDA and Health Canada-OTC monograph compliant, fast-acting and powerful hemorrhoid suppository product. They contain the active ingredients cocoa butter and phenylephrine which provides fast relief for the pain and symptoms caused by hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids, also called “piles,” are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids may result from straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy, among other causes. Hemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or they may develop under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). There are over 1.2 million hemorrhoid sufferers in Canada, making it a very large market1.

About Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Innovus Pharma is an emerging OTC consumer goods and specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization, licensing and development of safe and effective non-prescription medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women’s health and vitality and respiratory diseases. Innovus Pharma delivers innovative and uniquely presented and packaged health solutions through its (a) OTC medicines and consumer and health products, which we market directly, (b) commercial partners to primary care physicians, urologists, gynecologists and therapists, and (c) directly to consumers through our on-line channels, retailers and wholesalers. The Company is dedicated to being a leader in developing and marketing new OTC and branded Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) products. The Company is actively pursuing opportunities where existing prescription drugs have recently, or are expected to, change from prescription (or Rx) to OTC.

For more information, go to www.innovuspharma.com; www.zestra.com; www.ejectdelay.com; www.myvesele.com; www.urivarx.com; www.sensumplus.com; www.myandroferti.com; www.beyondhumantestosterone.com; www.getbeyondhuman.com; www.trybeyondhuman.com; www.recalmax.com; www.prostagorx.com; www.xyralid.com; www.fluticare.com; www.allervarx.com; and www.apeaz.com.

Innovus Pharma's Forward-Looking 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, projected revenues from the Xyralid® Suppositories product in Canada, estimated market for its products, and statements about achieving its other development, growth, commercialization, financial and staffing objectives. 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 filing on Form S-1, 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.

1 http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/h/hemorrhoids/stats-country.htm#extrapwarning

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Last Updated: 31-Jan-2019