NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Ampio” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AMPE). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.

The investigation concerns whether Ampio and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

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On August 7, 2018, post-market, Ampio announced receipt of a letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”), which advised the Company that the FDA “does not consider the AP-003-C trial [of Ampio’s product candidate Ampion] to be an adequate and well-controlled clinical trial” and that “[t]he FDA recommended that we perform an additional randomized trial with a concurrent control group and . . . request a Special Protocol Assessment to obtain FDA concurrence of the trial design before beginning the study.”

On this news, Ampio’s share price fell $2.25 per share, or 78.71%, to close at $0.61 on August 8, 2018. The following day, Ampio’s stock price fell an additional $0.13, or 7.53%, to close at $0.48 on August 9, 2018.

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CONTACT:Robert S. WilloughbyPomerantz LLP rswilloughby@pomlaw.com 888-476-6529 ext. 9980