Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Litigation (2020)

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Lawsuit Overview

Defendant:Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date Filed:November 5th, 2020
Sector:Health Care
Industry:Major Pharmaceuticals
Class Start Date:September 28th, 2019
Class End Date:October 7th, 2020

According to the Complaint, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat progressive non-viral liver diseases in the U.S. Intercept's lead product candidate is Ocaliva (OCA), a farnesoid X receptor agonist used for the treatment of PBC, a rare and chronic liver disease, in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid in adults. The Company is also developing OCA for various other indications, including NASH.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operational, and compliance policies. Specifically, the Complaint alleges Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Defendants downplayed the true scope and severity of safety concerns associated with Ocaliva's use in treating PBC; (ii) the foregoing increased the likelihood of an FDA investigation into Ocaliva's development, thereby jeopardizing Ocaliva's continued marketability and the sustainability of its sales; (iii) any purported benefits associated with OCA's efficacy in treating NASH were outweighed by the risks of its use; (iv) as a result, the FDA was unlikely to approve the Company's NDA for OCA in treating patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH; and (v) as a result of all the foregoing, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

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First Identified Complaint

Rakesh Chauhan, et al. v. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.

Date Filed:November 5th, 2020
Class Period Start:September 28th, 2019
Class Period End:October 7th, 2020
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