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On November 9, 2015 Galena disclosed plans to "divest its commercial business," which included the Company's breakthrough cancer pain drug, Abstral. On this news, Galena's share price fell $0.19, or 11%, to close at $1.53 on November 10, 2015.
On March 10, 2016, the Company disclosed that "[a] federal investigation of two of the high-prescribing physicians for Abstral has resulted in the criminal prosecution of the two physicians for alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act and other federal statutes," and that the Company had received a trial subpoena for documents in connection with that investigation. The Company further disclosed that "other governmental agencies may be investigating our Abstral promotion practices," and that "on December 16, 2015, we received a subpoena issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in District of New Jersey requesting the production of a broad range of documents pertaining to our marketing and promotional practices for Abstral." On this news, Galena's share price fell $0.49, or 2.77%, to close at $17.23 on March 11, 2016.
On January 31, 2017, the Company announced the resignation of Mark W. Schwartz, from his positions as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. On this news, Galena's share price fell $0.37, or 22.42%, to close at $1.28 on February 1, 2017.
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