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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces the Commencement of an Investigation of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Levi & Korsinsky announces it has commenced an investigation of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IONS). On March 6, 2017, Ionis’s subsidiary Akcea Therapeutics revealed data from a Phase 3 study of volanesorsen, its experimental therapy for familial chylomicronemia syndrome. Akcea announced that 10 of the 66 patients that were involved in the study have discontinued treatment. Half of the patients who discontinued the therapy cited injection site reactions, and the other half discontinued due to platelet declines. Ionis reported 8 serious adverse events associated with volanesorsen. Following this news, Ionis stock dropped more than 8 percent during intraday trading on March 6, 2017. To obtain additional information, go to:

http://zlk.9nl.com/ionis-pharmaceuticals-ions

or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise in prosecuting securities litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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