Cassava Sciences Responds to Allegations that Data is Manipulated and “Defies Logic”

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Alzheimer’s drug developer Cassava Sciences found its stock down by 19% in pre-market trading Wednesday morning, following allegations against the quality and integrity of its preclinical and clinical data made in a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The petition was posted on Monday by shareholder rights law firm Labaton Sucharow.  

Texas-based Cassava, whose mission is to develop innovative treatments for neurodegenerative conditions, is developing simufilam, an investigational small molecule drug that aims to restore the normal shape and function of altered scaffolding protein, filamin A (FLNA), in the brain.

Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow, requested that federal regulators put a halt to Cassava’s clinical trials, suggesting that some of the company’s results appeared to show signs of data manipulation.

“This report raises concerns about the quality and integrity of the laboratory-based studies surrounding this drug candidate,” the

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EXPLAINER: How leagues investigate allegations

Allegations from his estranged wife that Evander Kane bet on hockey games, including his own, and tried to lose for profit have sparked an NHL investigation into the San Jose Sharks forward’s activities.

Just what the league will find and how quickly is anyone’s guess.

If the investigation reveals Kane bet against his own team, those are uncharted waters for a league that has signed more than a half dozen partnerships with sportsbooks, data providers and other -related entities since the Supreme Court cleared the way for legalized sports betting in 2018.


On social media, Anna Kane wrote: “How does the NHL let a compulsive addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money?” and “Can someone ask (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?” Kane vehemently

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Fairfax County schools deal with allegations of racism at football games | Education

Leaders at both Fairfax County and Alexandria schools in Virginia shared what actions they are taking after allegations of racism and abuse at a junior varsity football game Monday night.

Robinson Secondary School student-athletes from Fairfax County are accused of spitting on a player from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria during the game and using a racial slur to describe the player.

“Fairfax County Public Schools is aware of a number of allegations regarding the use of racially charged language and racial slurs in the past few weeks,” Lucy H. Caldwell, spokeswoman for Fairfax County schools, said in a statement.

She said the school system plans to investigate the most recent allegations, which come two weeks after student-athletes at another Fairfax County high school were accused of similar behavior during a football game.

T.C. Williams High School Principal Peter Balas said in a letter to parents and students posted

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