Keryx is a biopharmaceutical company that markets therapies for patients with renal disease. Keryx's product Auryxia (ferric citrate), also known as Riona in Japan and Fexeric in Europe, is an oral iron-based compound, that became U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approved in September 2014 to manage serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease ("CKD") on dialysis.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about Keryx's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Keryx was having trouble with its production of converting API to finished drug product; (2) these difficulties were lessening production yields of finished drug product; (3) consequently, Keryx would drain its reserve of finished drug product; and (4) subsequently, Defendants' statements regarding Keryx's business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On August 1, 2016, Keryx revealed that a "production-related issue" at the manufacturer will cause an interruption in the supply Auryxia® (ferric citrate) tablets. Keryx admitted that "current inventories of Auryxia are not sufficient to ensure uninterrupted patient access." Keryx said that it expects to restore adequate supply of Auryxia and make Auryxia available to patients during the fourth quarter of 2016. Keryx also withdrew its 2016 financial guidance. Following this news, Keryx stock dropped $2.64 per share, or 35.8%, to close at $4.72 on August 1, 2016.
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