Before today's Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously, 12-0, in favor of NPS Pharmaceuticals, health care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discussed the likelihood of FDA approval for its lead drug, Gattex. Although getting a positive vote out of the advisory committee it is just a step in overall approval, today is an important day for NPS and its shareholders.

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