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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/13 -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Ariad" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ARIA) of the December 9, 2013 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against Ariad and certain executives.
A complaint has been filed on behalf of all persons who purchased Ariad securities between December 12, 2011 and October 8, 2013 (the "Class Period") in the District of Massachusetts.
The complaint alleges that the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws with respect to its disclosures concerning its business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, the action alleges that throughout the Class Period Ariad issued false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose that Iclusig, the Company's leukemia drug, caused serious arterial thrombosis in a larger number of patients than previously disclosed.
On October 9, 2013, Ariad disclosed that its review of updated clinical data from the PACE trial of Iclusig showed that serious arterial thrombosis occurred in 11.8% of patients. Further, on October 18, 2013, Ariad announced that it was discontinuing the Phase 3 EPIC trial of Iclusig.
Then, on October 31, 2013, Ariad announced that the FDA asked it to stop marketing Iclusig and as a result, the Company will be suspending sales.
Following this news, the Company's stock declined $14.94 per share, or over 87%, to close at $2.20 per share on October 31, 2013.
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