According to the law firm press release, Psychemedics Corporation provides patented, FDA-cleared services for the detection of drug abuse through the analysis of hair samples. The Company’s tests provide quantitative information that can indicate the approximate amount of drug ingested, as well as historical data, which can show a pattern of individual drug use over a longer period of time.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) through its affiliate Psychemedics Brasil Exames Toxicológicos Ltda. (“Psychemedics Brasil”), the Company engaged in anticompetitive conduct to maintain a monopoly over the Brazilian market in violation of the law; (ii) in turn, Psychemedics lacked effective internal controls over financial reporting; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Psychemedics’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.