NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 1, 2016 / Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Horizon Pharma plc ("Horizon" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HZNP) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and docketed under 16-cv-01763, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased Horizon securities between March 13, 2014 and February 26, 2016 inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
If you are a shareholder who purchased Horizon securities during the Class Period, you have until May 9, 2016 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
Horizon is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that engages in identifying, developing, acquiring or in-licensing, and commercializing medicines for the treatment of arthritis, pain, inflammatory, and/or orphan diseases in the United States and internationally.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Horizon's Prescriptions Made Easy ("PME") program was designed to artificially inflate the prices of minor differentiation standard retail drugs; (ii) sales revenues from drugs sold through Horizon’s PME program were unsustainable at these inflated price levels; (iii) Horizon's use of its PME program left the Company subject to increased regulatory risks; (iv) Horizon received a subpoena from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in November 2015; and (v) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants' statements about Horizon's business, operations, and prospects were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On February 29, 2016, Horizon disclosed in its 2015 annual report that the Company received a subpoena in November 2015 from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for documents and information related to the Company's patient assistance programs, which include providing free medicines and copay coupons to help cover out-of-pocket drug costs, and other aspects of Horizon's sales and marketing activities.
On this news, Horizon's stock fell $2.63, or 13.3%, to close at $17.16 on February 29, 2016.
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SOURCE: Pomerantz LLP