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NPS Pharmaceuticals Stages A Second Act

Executive Summary

Five years ago, NPS Pharmaceuticals received an FDA "approvable" letter for its osteoporosis candidate Preos (parathyroid hormone), a regulatory action that sent the company into a tailspin of cost cuts and downsizing. Now the Parsippany, NJ-based specialty pharma is gearing up for a second shot at the commercial market. Unlike in 2006, when NPS was focused on therapies for big primary care indications, however, the company believes success will come from a focus on niche gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders.

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