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September 22, 2017

Posted  November 28, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against Aegerion Pharmaceuticals for exaggerating how many new patients actually filled prescriptions for an expensive drug that was its sole source of revenue. Aegerion, now a subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, has agreed to pay a $4.1 million penalty to settle the charges that it misled investors on multiple occasions in 2013.  The SEC’s complaint alleges that Aegerion told investors that the number of unfilled prescriptions for Juxtapid was not material and the “vast majority” of patients receiving prescriptions ultimately purchased the drug.  The SEC alleges that Aegerion’s records reflect that it was actually around 50 percent of prescriptions that resulted in actual drug purchases. SEC

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