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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today announced that AcelRx will present a corporate overview at the following two investor conferences in March 2013:

Cowen and Company 33rd Annual Health Care Conference
Presenter: Richard King, President and CEO
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. ET (6:20 a.m. PT)
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place - Boston, Mass.

25th Annual ROTH Conference
Presenter: James Welch, CFO
Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET)
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA

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All presentations will be webcast live and can be accessed through the investor relations page at www.acelrx.com.  For those not available to listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the presentations will be archived and available through www.acelrx.com.

About AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain.  AcelRx's lead product candidate, the Sufentanil NanoTab PCA System, which is currently in Phase 3 clinical development, is designed to solve the problems associated with post-operative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia which has been shown to cause harm to patients following surgery because of the side effects of morphine, the invasive IV route of delivery and the complexity of infusion pumps.  AcelRx has two additional product candidates which have completed Phase 2 clinical development: ARX-02 for the treatment of cancer breakthrough pain, and ARX-03 for mild sedation, anxiety reduction and pain relief for patients undergoing painful procedures in a physician's office.  AcelRx has completed enrollment in a Phase 2 study for a fourth product candidate, ARX-04, a sufentanil formulation for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain, funded through a grant from USAMRMC.  For additional information about AcelRx's clinical programs please visit www.acelrx.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to planned or anticipated future clinical development of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' product candidates, and the therapeutic potential of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' product candidates.  These forward-looking statements are based on AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties.  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to: the success, cost and timing of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' product development activities and clinical trials; the market potential for its product candidates; and other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in AcelRx Pharmaceuticals' U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 7, 2012.  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

SOURCE AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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