Endocrine Society Urges Policy Makers to Follow Science on Transgender Health

Texas custody case prompts unfounded claims. A custody case in Texas has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policy makers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of transgender children. Unfortunately, many of the claims being made about gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-incongruent individuals are inaccurate. Policies concerning the diagnosis and...

Helmholtz Zentrum München Allies with Eli Lilly and Company to Discover New Targets for Pancreatic Beta Cell Regeneration in the Treatment of Diabetes

The Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) have partnered with the goal of improving and accelerating the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus’s long-term complications and co-morbidities represent one of the most devastating and urgent threats to society. While significant progress has been made in...

New Combined Data from the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Teprotumumab Clinical Trials to be Presented during the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting

New pooled data from the Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials of teprotumumab, an investigational medicine being developed by Horizon Therapeutics plc, will be presented during an oral plenary presentation at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in Chicago on Oct. 31. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently evaluating...

In Living Color: Extending Your Practice’s Reach Via Telehealth

The advent of smart phones has enabled patients to avoid lengthy travel and made languishing in waiting rooms a thing of the past as telehealth has become more and more common in endocrinology practices. Telehealth can help manage the kind of chronic conditions, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes, that are considered hallmarks of endocrinology. Such...

Targeting Patients with Pellets: A Look at Biodentical Hormones

Promoted to treat vague symptoms and conditions like “hormone imbalance,” custom-compounded bioidentical hormones are increasing in popularity — and problems. By the time the patient came into the care of endocrinologist Margaret Wierman, MD, she had already had her ovaries removed. She had presented to the obstetrics and gynecology department with very high testosterone levels...

A Biological Reality: Caring for Transgender Patients

Safer, Joshua While endocrinologists are fairly well versed in caring for transgender patients, primary care physicians need to better understand their roles and know when to seek the counsel and support of specialists. Studies estimate that 1.4 million adults in the U.S. – 0.6% of the population – identify as transgender, and as that number continues to...

FDA Approves First Ready-to-Use Stable Liquid Glucagon for Severe Hypoglycemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a ready-to-use, room-temperature stable liquid glucagon for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia in pediatric and adult patients with diabetes ages 2 years and above. Xeris Pharmaceuticals is marketing this new glucagon injection as GVOKE. GVOKE is the first glucagon product approved that can be administered via...

Takeda Announces NATPARA Special Use Program in the U.S.

In the wake of the recall of hypoparathyroidism drug NATPARA, the drug’s manufacturer, Takeda, is working with the FDA to develop a Special Use Program. The program is intended to support patients previously prescribed NATPARA who are facing life-threatening complications as a result of discontinuation of NATPARA. Through this program, healthcare providers will be able...

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