Innovus Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Innovus Pharma" or the "Company"),, (OTCBB:INNV) today announced that Dr. Bassam Damaj, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will present at the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, to be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from October 8-9, 2013. Dr. Damaj is scheduled to present on Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m. PST at the Presidio Salon.

About Innovus Pharma

Innovus Pharma, headquartered in La Jolla, California, is an emerging pharmaceuticals company that delivers innovative and uniquely presented and packaged health solutions through its over-the-counter medicines and consumer and health products.

Innovus Pharma develops, in-licenses, acquires and markets proprietary sexual dysfunction, respiratory, dermatology and pain pharmaceutical products intended for better patient compliance and results. The Company is building a robust pipeline with a wide range of products, including EjectDelay™ for premature ejaculation, CIRCUMSerum™ to help in reduced penile sensitivity, APEAZ™ for arthritis pain relief and Xyralid™ for hemorrhoids pain relief, as well as product candidates across different phase of development.

EjectDelay™ is an over-the-counter ("OTC") U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliant proprietary topical treatment containing the drug benzocaine and indicated for delay of premature ejaculation. The drug typically works within minutes of application to the glans of the penis. In clinical trials, the application of benzocaine has been shown to delay premature ejaculation by several minutes

APEAZ™ is an FDA-compliant, fast-acting and powerful arthritis pain relief cream, formulated to target the joints where arthritis resides. APEAZ™ is one of the most intensive over-the-counter ("OTC") topical treatments for pain relief available today. APEAZ™ is available in regular and extra-strength formulations. The product is designed to relieve: acute pain, arthritis pain, athletic injuries, muscle soreness and/or stiffness, muscle and joint pain, simple backache, strains and sprains.

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CONTACT: Kevin Holmes Chesapeake Group T: 410-825-3930Source:Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.