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NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NPSP) Release: New Findings From the REPLACE Study Suggest Natpara Has a Beneficial Effect on Bone Health in Patients With Hypoparathyroidism



10/7/2013 10:06:33 AM

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BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP), a biopharmaceutical company pioneering and delivering therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare diseases worldwide, yesterday presented findings from the company’s pivotal Phase 3 study of Natpara® (recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1-84, rhPTH(1-84)), known as REPLACE, suggesting the investigational therapy has a beneficial effect on bone health in patients with hypoparathyroidism. Investigators also reported findings from the PARADOX burden of illness survey suggesting that patients with hypoparathyroidism have a substantial burden of illness in the skeleton and joints and experience bone-related symptoms and comorbidities despite receiving standard care, such as calcium and active vitamin D. Findings from REPLACE and PARADOX were presented in respective poster sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Baltimore, MD.

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