Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(VNDA) Alert: Johnson Fistel Reminds Investors of Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

SAN DIEGO- PRNewswire —March 7, 2019

Shareholder rights law firm Johnson Fistel, LLP reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Vanda”) (NASDAQ: VNDA) on behalf of all purchasers of common stock during the period between November 4, 2015 through February 11, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 26, 2019. If you wish to discuss this action, have any questions concerning this notice, or your rights or interests, please contact lead analyst Jim Baker ([email protected]) at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number.

Additionally, you can [click here to join this action]. There is no cost or obligation to you.

According to the complaint, on March 10, 2017 a whistleblower action detailing misconduct at Vanda was filed, but was not unsealed until February 4, 2019. On February 11, 2019, private investment firm Aurelius Value published a report revealing the existence of the whistleblower action. The report also revealed additional details about Vanda’s misconduct, including that it had for years fraudulently promoted its drugs, Fanapt and Hetlioz, and engaged in a scheme to defraud the government.

The complaint alleges that defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Vanda was engaged in a fraudulent scheme in which it promoted the off-label use of Fanapt and Hetlioz; (2) Vanda was fraudulently receiving drug reimbursements from the government by abusing Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare programs; (3) as a result of the scheme, Vanda faced legal action from the government; (4) Vanda’s promotional materials for Fanapt and Hetlioz were false and misleading, garnering regulatory scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and (5) as a result, defendants’ statements about Vanda’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of Vanda common stock during the Class Period, November 4, 2015 through February 11, 2019; you can [click here to join this action]. There is no cost or obligation to you.

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Contact:
Johnson Fistel, LLP
Jim Baker, 619-814-4471
[email protected]

  • Plaintiff certifies that:
    • 1. Plaintiff did not acquire the security that is the subject of this action at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to participate in this private action or any other litigation under the federal or state securities laws.
    • 2. Plaintiff is willing to serve as a representative party, including providing testimony at deposition and trial, if necessary.
    • 3. Plaintiff represents and warrants that he/she/it is fully authorized to enter into and execute this certification.
    • 4. If a class action is filed, Plaintiff will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party on behalf of a class beyond the Plaintiff's pro rata share of any recovery, except such reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages) directly relating to the representation of the class as ordered or approved by the court.
    • 5. For purposes of a class action, Plaintiff has made no transaction(s) during the Class Period in the debt or equity securities that are the subject of this action except those set forth below:
  • Acquisitions (include: date shares were acquired, number of shares acquired, and acquisition price per share. Separate each item with a comma. For multiple acquisitions, separate each acquisition with a new line):
  • Sales (include: date shares were sold, number of shares sold, and selling price per share. Separate each item with a comma. For multiple sales, separate each sale with a new line.):
  • During the three years prior to the date of this certification, Plaintiff has not sought to serve or be served as a representative party for a class in an action filed under the federal securities law except if detailed below:

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