Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses in Excess Of $100,000 Investing in Affymax, Inc. to Contact the

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses in Excess Of
$100,000 Investing in Affymax, Inc. to Contact the Firm -- AFFY

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading
national securities law firm, is investigating potential securities fraud at
Affymax, Inc. ("Affymax" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AFFY).

The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) 2% of patients taking
Affymax's kidney treatment drug Omontys were experiencing hypersensitivity
reactions resulting in anaphylaxis, a serious and life-threatening allergic
reaction; and (2) 0.02% of those taking Omontys experienced fatal anaphylaxis
reactions.

On February 23, 2013, Affymax announced that the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration ("FDA") was requiring a total recall of the drug due to reports
of anaphylaxis. According to the FDA, "serious and fatal" hypersensitivity
reactions had been reported in some patients within 30 minutes of receiving
their first doses of the drug by intravenous injection. On this news, the
price of Affymax stock declined by more than 85%, closing at $2.42 per share,
down $14.10 per share from the prior night's close.

Request more information now by clicking here:www.faruqilaw.com/AFFY. There
is no cost or obligation to you.

Take Action

If you invested in Affymax stock or options between December 8, 2011 and
February 22, 2013 and would like to discuss your legal rights, visit
www.faruqilaw.com/AFFY.You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello or
Francis McConville toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending
an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com or fmcconville@faruqilaw.com.Faruqi &
Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Affymax's
conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees,
shareholders and others.

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