17th October 2014

Clinical Data for AMITIZA® Lubiprostone to Be Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

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BETHESDA, Md., October 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) (NASDAQ: SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that clinical data for AMITIZA® lubiprostone will be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting on Sunday, October 19, and Monday, October 20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.


Poster Presentations


The following abstracts will be presented at ACG 2014:


Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT


Monday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT



About AMITIZA (lubiprostone)


AMITIZA (lubiprostone) is a prostone, and is a locally acting chloride channel activator, indicated in the United States for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults and opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic, non-cancer pain (24 mcg twice daily). The effectiveness in patients with OIC taking diphenylheptane opioids (e.g., methadone) has not been established. AMITIZA is also indicated in the U.S. for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) (8 mcg twice daily) in women 18 years of age and older.


Important Safety Information











Please see the Full Prescribing Information here. For further information on AMITIZA, please visit www.sucampo.com/products.


About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the development and commercialization of medicines to meet the major unmet medical needs of patients on a global basis. Sucampo has two marketed products – AMITIZA® and RESCULA® – and a pipeline of product candidates in clinical development. A global company, Sucampo is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and has operations in Japan, Switzerland and the U.K. For more information, please visit www.sucampo.com.


The Sucampo logo is the registered trademark and the tagline, The Science of Innovation, is a pending trademark of Sucampo AG. AMITIZA is a registered trademark of Sucampo AG. RESCULA is a registered trademark of R-Tech Ueno, Ltd, and has been licensed to Sucampo AG.


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Sucampo Forward-Looking Statement


This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. The forward-looking statements may include statements regarding product development, product potential, future financial and operating results, and other statements that are not historical facts. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation; Sucampo’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; dependence on the effectiveness of Sucampo’s patents and other protections for innovative products; the risk of new and changing regulation and health policies in the U.S. and internationally and the exposure to litigation and/or regulatory actions. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Sucampo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this presentation should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect Sucampo’s business, particularly those mentioned in the risk factors and cautionary statements in Sucampo’s most recent Form 8-K and 10-K, which Sucampo incorporates by reference.



Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Silvia Taylor

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications




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