Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Affymax, Inc.

  Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against
  Affymax, Inc.

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BENSALEM, Pa. -- April 2, 2013

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been
filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of
California on behalf of all purchasers of the securities of Affymax, Inc.
(“Affymax” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AFFY) between December 8, 2011 and
February 22, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

Affymax is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drugs in
the United States for the treatment of serious and life-threatening
conditions. On February 23, 2013 Affymax and Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical
Company Limited (Takeda) issued a joint announcement of a nationwide voluntary
recall of OMONTYS (peginesatide) Injection. OMONTYS Injection is a treatment
for anemia due to chronic kidney disease in adult patients on dialysis.
Affymax has a strategic alliance agreement with Takeda to develop and
commercialize OMONTYS. According to the Company, the recall is related to “new
postmarketing reports regarding serious hypersensitivity reactions, including
anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening or fatal.” The Complaint alleges
that defendants failed to disclose that 0.02% of patients who were
administered OMONTYS experienced fatal anaphylaxis reactions. As a result of
this false statement, Affymax stock traded at artificially inflated prices
during the Class Period.

No class has yet been certified in this action. Until a class is certified,
you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you purchased
Affymax shares during the Class Period, you have certain rights, and have
until April 29, 2013 to move for lead plaintiff status. To be a member of the
class you need not take any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of
your choice. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions
concerning this Notice or your rights or interests with respect to these
matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G.
Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone
at (215) 638-4847, Toll Free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to, or visit our website at


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