SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP has commenced an investigation into whether certain officers and directors of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) violated state or federal laws. Halozyme is a biopharmaceutical company that researches, develops and commercializes human enzymes.
On April 9, 2014, Halozyme announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in patients with pancreatic cancer. Just a few days earlier on April 4, 2014, Halozyme issued a statement announcing that the Phase 2 trial for PEGPH20 would be halted. The suspension of the trial followed the recommendation of an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) while it assesses "clinical data that indicates a possible difference in the thromboembolic event rate between the group of patients treated with PEGPH20, nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine versus the group of patients treated with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine without PEGPH20." Since April 4, 2014, Halozyme shares have fallen $4.02, or 35%, to close at $7.57 on April 17, 2014.
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