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SC 13G/A
FLYNN JAMES E filed this Form SC 13G/A on 01/10/2019
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO RULES 13d-1(b)(c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED

PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

 

(Amendment No. 1) *

 

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

71426V306

(CUSIP Number)

 

December 31, 2018

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

☐  Rule 13d-1(b)

 

☒  Rule 13d-1(c)

 

☐  Rule 13d-1(d)

 

(Page 1 of 14 Pages)

 

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* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 2 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

27,219,604 (1)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

27,219,604 (1)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

27,219,604 (1)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (1)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

(1) Comprised of an aggregate of 27,219,604 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. (collectively, the “Funds”), of which Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. is the general partner. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 3 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Management Company, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

27,219,604 (2)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

27,219,604 (2)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

27,219,604 (2)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (2)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

(2) Comprised of an aggregate of 27,219,604 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P., of which Deerfield Management Company, L.P. is the investment advisor. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 4 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Partners, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

12,248,961 (3)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

12,248,961 (3)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

12,248,961 (3)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (3)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN 

 

(3) Comprised of 12,248,961 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by the reporting person. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 5 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

2,722,062 (4)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,722,062 (4)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,722,062 (4)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (4)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

(4) Comprised of 2,722,062 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by the reporting person. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 6 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

5,707,637 (5)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

5,707,637 (5)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

5,707,637 (5)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (5)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

(5) Comprised of 5,707,637 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by the reporting person. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 7 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P.

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

British Virgin Islands

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

6,540,944 (6)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

6,540,944 (6)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

6,540,944 (6)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (6)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

(6) Comprised of 6,540,944 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by the reporting person. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 8 of 14 Pages

 

1.

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

James E. Flynn

2.

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

 

 

(a) ☐

(b) ☒

3.

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4.

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

 

 

 NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

5.

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0

 
6.

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

27,219,604 (7)

 

7.

 

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

 

8.

 

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

27,219,604 (7)

 

9.

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

27,219,604 (7)

10.

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 

11.

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.985% (7)

12.

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

IN

 

(7) Comprised of an aggregate of 27,219,604 shares of common stock underlying shares of convertible preferred stock issuable upon exchange of senior secured notes (which does not include shares of preferred stock that may become issuable in respect of interest that accrues thereunder after the date of this report) held by Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. The provisions of the Preferred Stock restrict the conversion thereof to the extent that, upon such conversion, the number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by the holder and its affiliates and any other person or entities with which such holder would constitute a Section 13(d) “group” would exceed 4.985% of the total number of shares of the Issuer then outstanding (the “Ownership Cap”). Accordingly, notwithstanding the number of shares reported, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of such preferred stock to the extent that upon such conversion the number of shares beneficially owned by all reporting persons hereunder, in the aggregate, would exceed the Ownership Cap.

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 9 of 14 Pages

 

Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:
   
 

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.

   
Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
   
 

10 North Park Place, Suite 201

Morristown, NJ 07960

   
Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:
   
 

James E. Flynn, Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P.

   
Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office, or if None, Residence:
   
 

James E. Flynn, Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. and Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P., 780 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017

   
Item 2(c). Citizenship:
   
 

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Management Company, L.P., Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. - Delaware limited partnerships;

 

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – British Virgin Islands limited partnership;

 

James E. Flynn - United States citizen

   
Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:
   
 

Common Stock

   
Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:
   
 

71426V306

     
Item 3.

If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

   
(a)

Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.

     
(b) Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.
     
(c)

Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.

     
(d)

Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.

     
(e) An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
     
(f)

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

     
(g)

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

     

(h)

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;

     
(i)

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 10 of 14 Pages

 

     
(j) A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
     
(k) Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: _________________

 

Item 4. Ownership.
       

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

       
(a) Amount beneficially owned**:  
       
 

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 27,219,604 shares

Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 27,219,604 shares

Deerfield Partners, L.P. – 12,248,961 shares

Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. - 2,722,062 shares

Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 5,707,637 shares

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 6,540,944 shares

James E. Flynn – 27,219,604 shares

       
(b) Percent of class**:  
       
 

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 4.985%

Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 4.985%

Deerfield Partners, L.P. – 4.985%

Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. - 4.985%

Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 4.985%

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 4.985%

James E. Flynn – 4.985%

       
(c) Number of shares as to which such person has**:  
       
  (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: All Reporting Persons - 0
       
  (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 27,219,604

Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 27,219,604

Deerfield Partners, L.P. – 12,248,961

Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 5,707,637

Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. - 2,722,062 shares

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 6,540,944

James E. Flynn - 27,219,604

       
  (iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

All Reporting Persons - 0

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 11 of 14 Pages

 

       
  (iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

Deerfield Mgmt, L.P. – 27,219,604

Deerfield Management Company, L.P. – 27,219,604

Deerfield Partners, L.P. – 12,248,961

Deerfield Private Design Fund II, L.P. – 5,707,637

Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P. - 2,722,062 shares

Deerfield Private Design International II, L.P. – 6,540,944

James E. Flynn - 27,219,604

  

**See footnotes on cover pages which are incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
   

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities check the following ☒.

   
   
   
Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
   

If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, such securities, a statement to that effect should be included in response to this item and, if such interest relates to more than five percent of the class, such person should be identified. A listing of the shareholders of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or the beneficiaries of employee benefit plan, pension fund or endowment fund is not required.

   
  N/A
   
Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

   

If a parent holding company or Control person has filed this schedule, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G), so indicate under Item 3(g) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and the Item 3 classification of the relevant subsidiary. If a parent holding company or control person has filed this schedule pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identification of the relevant subsidiary.

   
  N/A
   
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
   

If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), so indicate under Item 3(j) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and Item 3 classification of each member of the group. If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to ss.240.13d-1(c) or ss.240.13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating the identity of each member of the group.

   
  See Exhibit B
   
Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.
   

Notice of dissolution of a group may be furnished as an exhibit stating the date of the dissolution and that all further filings with respect to transactions in the security reported on will be filed, if required, by members of the group, in their individual capacity. See Item 5.

   
  N/A

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 12 of 14 Pages

 

   
Item 10. Certifications.
   

"By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11."

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 13 of 14 Pages

 

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

DEERFIELD MGMT, L.P.

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P.

 

By: Flynn Management LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PARTNERS, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN FUND II, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL II, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

CUSIP No. 71426V306 13G Page 14 of 14 Pages

 

JAMES E. FLYNN

 

/s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

Date: January 9, 2019

 

 

Exhibit List

Exhibit A. Joint Filing Agreement.

 

Exhibit B. Item 8 Statement.

 

Exhibit C (1). Power of Attorney.

 

(1) Power of Attorney previously filed as Exhibit 24 to a Form 3 with regard to Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 4, 2017 by Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., Deerfield Partners, L.P., Deerfield International Master Fund, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund III, L.P., Deerfield Private Design Fund IV, L.P., Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., Deerfield Mgmt III, L.P., Deerfield Mgmt IV, L.P., Deerfield

 

 

Exhibit A

Agreement

 

The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G, and all amendments thereto, relating to the Common Stock of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.

 

DEERFIELD MGMT, L.P.

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P.

 

By: Flynn Management LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PARTNERS, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN FUND II, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD SPECIAL SITUATIONS FUND, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

DEERFIELD PRIVATE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL II, L.P.

 

By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., General Partner

 

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact

 

 

JAMES E. FLYNN

 

/s/ Jonathan Isler

Jonathan Isler, Attorney-In-Fact