According to the Complaint, Aclaris is a biopharmaceutical company that identifies, develops, and commercializes therapies to address unmet needs in medical and aesthetic dermatology and immunology. Its lead product ESKATA is a hydrogen peroxide topical solution that is FDAapproved to treat raised seborrheic keratosis, a common non-malignant tumor.
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, the Complaint alleges Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company’s advertising materials minimized the risks and overstated the efficacy of ESKATA to generate sales; (2) that, as a result, the Company was reasonably likely to face regulatory scrutiny; and (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On November 6, 2019, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases and appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed an amended Complaint on January 24, 2020.