Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of the earliest event reported): April 26, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   0-22705   33-0525145

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


12780 El Camino Real,

San Diego, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 617-7600


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On April 25, 2019, Express Scripts published its updated 2019 National Preferred Formulary exclusions list, announcing changes to its formulary list that will exclude INGREZZA® (valbenazine) as a drug for its National Preferred formulary for commercial patients, effective July 1, 2019. While Express Scripts National Preferred currently accounts for less than one percent of INGREZZA product revenue, we continue to engage with Express Scripts and value our relationship with them. Given that INGREZZA is the most preferred drug for tardive dyskinesia in the marketplace, we are committed to ensuring patients have access to INGREZZA and have worked diligently since the INGREZZA’s launch to ensure its availability. Since launching the product, Neurocrine has worked closely with payors to ensure appropriate coverage policies for INGREZZA, and will continue to do so.


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.


Dated: April 26, 2019     By:   /s/ Darin M. Lippoldt
      Darin M. Lippoldt
      Chief Legal Officer