SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
April 3, 2015
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|State of New York||1-10113||11-0853640|
|(State of Other Jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification Number)|
616 N. North Court, Suite 120
Palatine, Illinois 60067
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On April 3, 2015, we became aware that Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P. and The P.F. Laboratories, Inc. (collectively, “Purdue”) commenced a lawsuit against us and our Oxaydo™ product licensee Egalet US, Inc. and its parent Egalet Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint alleges patent infringement involving the OXAYDO product, and seeks injunctive relief as well as awards of damages and attorneys’ fees. As of the date of filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K, Purdue has not served the complaint on us.
We deny the allegations in the complaint, believe they are without merit and intend to defend the action vigorously.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Peter A. Clemens|
|Peter A. Clemens|
|Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
Date: April 6, 2015