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Oklahoma City, OK (June 4, 2018) – On May 31, 2018, a securities class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH). The complaint alleges violations of federal securities laws, Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, including allegations of issuing a series of material or false misrepresentations to the market which had the effect of artificially inflating the market price during the Class Period, which is July 31, 2017 through May 23, 2018. More specifically, this litigation was filed Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) IV meloxicam lacked supporting clinical data to show sufficient clinical benefits to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval; and (ii) as a result, Recro’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On May 24, 2018, Recro announced that the FDA had declined to approve Recro’s New Drug Application (“NDA”) for IV meloxicam. In its Complete Response Letter, the FDA stated that the drug’s analgesic effects did not meet FDA expectations and raised questions related to chemistry, manufacturing and controls data.
On this news, Recro Pharma’s share price fell $6.79 per share, or 54.7%, to close at $5.63 per share on May 24, 2018, thereby injuring investors.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Recro Pharma, Inc. shareholders who purchased common stock during the Class Period and are therefore a member of the Class as described above. You may move the Court no later than Monday, July 30, 2018 to serve as a lead plaintiff for the entire Class. However, in order to do so, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
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