BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Aerie Pharmaceuticals” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AERI). The investigation focuses on the Company’s drug candidate, Rhopressa, and its effectiveness in treating glaucoma or ocular hypertension; and, whether the Company made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the Company’s prospects for Rhopressa, including that Rhopressa was not performing as well as timolol in clinical studies and would therefore not lead to increased income and revenues for Aerie Pharmaceuticals.
On April 23, 2015, the Company issued a press release announcing the results of its first Phase 3 trial for Rhopressa. According to the release, “[t]he trial did not meet its primary efficacy endpoint of demonstrating non-inferiority of IOP lowering for once-daily RhopressaTM compared to twice-daily timolol, the most widely used comparator in registration trials for glaucoma.” On this news, the price of Aerie stock fell $22.52 per share to close at $12.87 per share on April 24, 2015, a one-day decline of nearly 64%, on exceptionally high volume.
If you purchased shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals shares prior to April 24, 2015, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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