NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Ariad" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ARIA). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.
The investigation concerns whether Ariad and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Ariad announced that its leukemia drug Iclusig causes more blood clots and heart-related side effects than previously reported, forcing the company to halt enrollment in Iclusig clinical trials. The Food and Drug Administration placed a partial hold on the trials after results from one study found serious arterial thrombosis occurred in 11.8 percent of Iclusig-treated patients and cardiovascular events in 6.2 percent.
On this news, shares of Ariad fell $5.40 per share to more than 68.49% on intraday trading to a price of $11.74 on October 9, 2013.
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