TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC: EAPH) is near final agreement with a medical marijuana technology company specializing in controlled environment agricultural technologies.
Easton Pharmaceuticals, following due diligence, is moving towards investing in medical marijuana device technology and agricultural product. The investment objective manufactures products designed to ensure that medical marijuana cultivation, bottling, edibility, extract manufacturing and dispensaries maintain the highest quality of food safety standards for antimicrobial and bacteria free facilities. Easton's management believes this great investment opportunity will meet strong industry demand and generate positive revenues which will be highlighted in greater detail following a closing agreement. This investment coincides with the company's over-the-counter delivery technology products including Viorra, a non-invasive topical treatment intended to assist women suffering from a range of Female Sexual Arousal Disorders (FSAD).
Easton, in addition to Viorra, maintains a minority ownership in the early stage cancer drug Xilive which is near finalizing on a deal to have this position vastly increased due to positive responses from patent attorneys. Added to these products and initiatives is a 50% ownership in the early stage drug for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. The company's medical marijuana initiatives alongside Viorra are deemed to be the best short term options as excellent potential revenue producers. Easton still maintains discussions with third party partners to open a medical marijuana dispensary(s) in certain counties and jurisdictions within the State of Michigan.
An update to Easton's medical marijuana grower's license initiative within the country of Canada is anticipated to be the company's upcoming announcement.
In other developments, Easton Pharmaceuticals is moving towards taking action against libelous statements made by multiple online sources, in particular Seeking Alpha. The article published March 18, 2014 was written by a Matt Finston who made inaccurate and libelous statements attacking Easton's trading stock. Easton is now taking action against Finston after the company's progress on its medical marijuana initiatives and its wholehearted attempt to give Mr. Finston the benefit of the doubt prior to legal action to allow a retraction of certain statements proved fruitless. The article makes several false and misleading statements about Easton, its product line and history as well as allegations that the company was part of a pump and dump scheme a year earlier which are completely false and libelous. Easton Pharmaceuticals has retained counsel to pursue to the fullest extent of the law Mr. Finston and anyone who affiliated with, encouraged or directed his assignment. Mr. Finston's libelous article has damaged the company with not only market cap but with discussions it was having with other third parties.
Easton's management contacted Mr. Finston about misstating that the company tried to sell Viorra in 1998 when, in actuality, the product's acquisition date was 2009. This writer then changed only the date but made no retraction of any type nor any attempted apologies for the grievous mistake. Mr. Finston then alleged that Easton issued restricted shares a year prior for the purpose of planning a pump and dump with Global links. Management has never issued any shares for pump and dump schemes and it should be noted that those shares belonged to a senior consultant by the name of Mr. Neil Mellor, have yet to be and will never be deposited due to a conflict of interest with Mr. Mellor and his company. This was a defamatory statement which was supposed to be retracted once facts, other inaccuracies and judgments were made clear. This has not happened. Mr. Finston also stated the company was unavailable for comment even though no calls were received. Since his article, Easton has made several requests for Mr. Finston to contact and speak with Easton's management and consultants. However, he has refused to respond to all phone call requests, thus contradicting his own statements. The article's release was at or near the company's peak common stock price, which was followed by countless negative and defamatory postings on several web investor portals namely Investorhub, which continue to this day.
Carla Pepe, CEO of Easton Pharmaceuticals, stated: "We are currently exploring all of our legal options for relief. In addition we believe this to be part of a larger orchestrated effort to short Easton Pharmaceuticals stock so individuals can illegally profit from the company's decline. The company is not against the practice of shorting stocks, but is vehemently against anyone posting inaccurate and defamatory statements to achieve their goals. We are in the process of alerting the regulatory bodies about the events and have instructed counsel to take action against Mr. Finston and any others involved. Our company is doing its utmost to grow its business and enter into certain business segments that can ultimately allow the company to be successful and positive revenue generating. We believe we have a tremendous opportunity ahead in the medical cannabis sector coinciding with our other products and businesses. We remain dedicated to executing our business plan and look forward to updating investors on new and potentially significant milestones for the company as the quarter and first half of the year comes to a close later this month."
About Easton Pharmaceuticals
Easton Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company involved in various pharmaceutical sectors that owns, designs, develops, and markets topically-delivered drugs and therapeutic / cosmetic healthcare products, focused on cancer and other health issues related towards male and female sexual dysfunction, wound healing, pain, motion sickness, scar and stretch marks, cellulite, varicose veins and other conditions. The company is also endeavoring to enter other potentially lucrative industries such as medical marijuana. The company's gel formulation is thought to be an innovative and unique transdermal delivery system. Easton Pharmaceuticals' product "VIORRA" is an over-the-counter, topical daily use product and aid for the treatment to restore and improve vaginal moisture and elasticity which is believed to have a positive effect on women's sexual desire and arousal, FSAD (Female Sexual Arousal Disorder); the world market for these female conditions is conservatively estimated to be in the billions.
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