BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockesq.com), a securities litigation firm representing investors nationwide, is investigating whether Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. ("Keryx" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KERX) and certain of its officers and directors violated federal securities laws following the news of an imminent halt in the distribution of only marketed drug and the withdrawal of the Company's full-year forecast.
Shares in Keryx plunged approximately 36% on August 1, 2016 and continue to fall after the Company announced that patients who use Keryx's kidney drug Auryxia (the Company's only marketed product) will face an imminent supply interruption until at least October due to a "production-related issue." Because of this interruption, the Company also withdrew its full-year forecast. This news and the resultant stock drop has caused losses of tens of millions of dollars to investors.
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