NEW YORK, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Mallinckrodt plc (“Mallinckrodt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MNK). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether Mallinckrodt and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On July 16, 2019, post-market, Mallinckrodt announced that the Company “is permanently discontinuing its Phase 2B study designed to assess the efficacy and safety of Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) as an investigational treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).” Mallinckrodt stated that it decided “to halt the trial after careful consideration of a recent recommendation by the study’s independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB)” which “was based on the specific concern for pneumonia, which occurred at a higher rate in the ALS patients receiving Acthar Gel compared to those on placebo” and that “the board also mentioned other adverse events specific to this patient population.” On this news, Mallinckrodt’s stock price fell sharply during intraday trading on July 17, 2019.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 9980