Vertex Pharmaceuticals
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC / MA (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/02/2015 14:41:49)


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 2, 2015

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

MASSACHUSETTS
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
000-19319
(Commission File Number)
04-3039129
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

50 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 341-6100
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 2, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ORKAMBI TM (lumacaftor in combination with ivacaftor) in patients with cystic fibrosis twelve years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, or CFTR, gene.
We have established a wholesale acquisition cost for ORKAMBI in the United States of $259,000 on an annual basis.





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.


 
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
 
(Registrant)
 
 
Date:  July 2, 2015
/s/ Michael J. LaCascia
 
Michael J. LaCascia
Vice President and Interim General Counsel