This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Tricida, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCDA) from September 4, 2019 through October 28, 2020.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors by telling investors that it was likely to receive accelerated FDA approval of its drug, veverimer, for the treatment of metabolic acidosis in patients with CKD, when the Company knew that the FDA would not approve the drug because the Company knew that the Company provided the FDA with insufficient data to make a determination on the drug's safety and efficacy.
On September 4, 2019, Tricida announced that it had submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA, under the Accelerated Approval Program, for approval of veverimer for the treatment of metabolic acidosis in patients with CKD. On July 15, 2020, Tricida announced that it had received a notice from the FDA "identif[ying] deficiencies that preclude discussion of labeling and postmarketing requirements/commitments at this time.” The Company stated that “[t]he notification does not specify the deficiencies identified by the FDA.” On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Then, on October 29, 2020, following its End-of-Review Type A meeting with the FDA, Tricida announced that it “now believes the FDA will also require evidence of veverimer’s effect on CKD progression from a near-term interim analysis of the VALOR-CKD trial for approval under the Accelerated Approval Program and that the FDA is unlikely to rely solely on serum bicarbonate data for determination of efficacy.” Tricida also disclosed that it was “significantly reducing its headcount from 152 to 59 people and will discuss its commitments with vendors and contract service providers to potentially provide additional financial flexibility.” On this news, the price of the Company's stock again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Tricida, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCDA) from September 4, 2019 through October 28, 2020 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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