UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

November 7, 2011
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

NPS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware

0-23272

87-0439579

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

550 Hills Drive, 3rd Floor

Bedminster, NJ 07921

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(908) 450-5300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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ITEM 8.01.          Other Events.

On November 7, 2011, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing positive top-line results from REPLACE, a Phase 3 registration study of NPSP558, the Company’s bioengineered replica of human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH 1-84), in adult hypoparathyroidism patients. This 28-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study achieved statistical significance for the primary efficacy endpoint, which was defined as a 50 percent or greater reduction in oral calcium supplementation and active vitamin D therapy and a total serum calcium concentration that was normalized or maintained compared to baseline after 24 weeks of treatment.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01.          Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits


Exhibit No.

 

Description

 
99.1

Press Release of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dated November 7, 2011.


SIGNATURES

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 hereunto duly authorized.

Date:

November 7, 2011

NPS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ EDWARD STRATEMEIER

Edward Stratemeier

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary


EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 
99.1

Press Release of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dated November 7, 2011.