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Positive Clinical Data for Oral Treatment of Acromegaly Presented at ENDO

ENDO 2022 saw the presentation of positive clinical data from the open-label extensions (OLEs) of two of the Phase 3 trials of oral octreotide for patients with acromegaly. Amryt is marketing the drug as Mycapssa. Data presented in a late-breaking poster presentation of the 2nd year of the OLE of OPTIMAL (NCT03252353), a randomized, double-blind...
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An Adult Endocrine Misnomer? – Growth Hormone in Adults

What Is the Role of “Growth Hormone” When You Have Stopped Growing? Growth hormone clearly plays a key role in development during youth, but research in adults implicates it as an agent in cellular aging processes. Shlomo Melmed, MD, ChB, the first recipient of the Transatlantic Alliance Award, co-sponsored by the Endocrine Society and the...
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Leveling Up: Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment Advances Show Promise

As the desire for a less frequently administered growth hormone treatment intensifies, clinicians are looking to researchers for the latest data on safety and efficacy. Luckily, as more studies are undertaken patients and clinicians may soon have a wealth of options. Since 1985, children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) have been prescribed somatropin – recombinant...
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Growth Spurt: How Pegvisomant Could Be a Promising Solution to a Big Problem

An excess of growth hormone in infancy leads to the rare yet confounding phenomenon of X-linked acrogigantism, which is known to be resistant to conventional pituitary tumor treatments in the pediatric population. However, new data suggests that pegvisomant could not only be a treatment option for these patients, but it could also improve quality-of-life measures....
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European Medicine Agency’s CHMP Grants Positive Opinion to Long-Acting Growth Hormone for Patients with Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency

In November, the European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Ascendis Pharma’s lonapegsomatropin (TransCon hGH), a long-acting once-weekly, transiently pegylated somatropin that in the body releases somatropin, indicated for growth failure in children and adolescents aged from 3 years...