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Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) Investor Alert: Investigation over Possible Violations of Securities Laws

An investigation for investors in Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) shares over potential securities laws violations by Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY. was announced and Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation at


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2013 -- Following a substantial stock drop caused by a recall of Affymax’ OMONTYS an investigation on behalf of investors of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) shares was announced concerning whether Affymax, Inc. potentially violated securities laws violations in connection certain financial statements.

Investors who purchased shares of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at) or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

The investigation by a law firm focuses on possible claims on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) concerning whether a series of statements by Affymax, Inc. regarding its business, its prospects and its operations were materially false and misleading at the time they were made. Affymax has a strategic alliance agreement with Takeda to develop and commercialize OMONTYS Injection, which is a treatment for anemia due to chronic kidney disease in adult patients on dialysis

Shares of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) grew from slightly above $7 in January 2012 to as high as $26.75 per share in October. 2012.

Then on February 23, 2013, Affymax and Takeda announce a nationwide recall of all Lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection.

Affymax, Inc said the recall is a result of new postmarketing reports regarding serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening or fatal.

Affymax, Inc said that to date, fatal reactions have been reported in approximately 0.02% of patients following the first dose of intravenous administration and that the reported serious hypersensitivity reactions have occurred within 30 minutes after such administration of OMONTYS.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has been notified of 19 reports of anaphylaxis from dialysis centers in the United States. Three of the anaphylaxis cases resulted in death and other patients required prompt medical intervention and in some cases hospitalization. Some of the reports included patients who were able to be resuscitated by doctors. However, anaphylaxis is life-threatening and resuscitation efforts are not always successful.

Shares of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY) dropped from $16.53 per share on February 22, 2013, to as low as $2.34 per share on February 25, 2013.

Those who purchased shares of Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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