LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Aegerion” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AEGR) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain statements issued by Aegerion concerning the Company’s operations and financial performance and prospects.
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Aegerion markets its cholesterol drug Juxtapid in the United States. Juxtapid is the sole FDA-approved Aegerion product. Juxtapid was approved by U.S. health regulators in December 2012 to treat patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), a rare genetic disease that impairs the function of the receptor responsible for removing LDL-C or “bad” cholesterol from the blood.
The investigation is related to the Company’s January 9, 2014, announcement that the Company received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting documents on its marketing and sale of Juxtapid. Reportedly, Chief Executive Officer Marc Beer received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration in November about comments in an interview on CNBC. According to sources, the FDA said Beer’s statements “provide evidence that Juxtapid is intended for new uses, for which it lacks approval and for which its labeling does not provide adequate directions for use.” The Company reportedly is also reducing its previously announced projections for FY 2014. Aegerion dropped as much as 16 percent to $61.00 in response during extended trading.
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