Lonapegsomatropin Provides Height Improvements in Later Tanner Stages without Increase in Dose

Lonapegsomatropin, a once-weekly prodrug of somatropin, can help children in Tanner Stages 3-5 maintain consistent height standard deviation scores (SDS) without an increase in the mean dose, according to a study presented at ENDO 2023. Ascendis Pharma is marketing the drug as TransCon hGH. Researchers led by Paul Hofman, MD, FRACP, of the Liggins Institute...

Children with Achondroplasia See Improved Annual Height Velocity with Investigational Prodrug

Children with achondroplasia (ACH), the most common form of hereditary short stature, experienced statistically significant improvements in their annual height velocity with the prodrug TransCon CNP, according to a study presented at ENDO 2023. Ascendis Pharma is investigating the drug in the Phase 2 ACcomplisH trial. Researchers led by Ravi Savarirayan, MBBS, FRACP, MD, of...

Weight Loss with Combination Anti-Obesity Medications Approximates that Achieved with Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss achieved through the use of a combination of anti-obesity medications (AOMs) can approach the reduction seen in bariatric surgery, according to a paper recently published in JCEM Case Reports. Researchers led by Priya N. Patel, MD, of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis point...

FDA Approves Once-Weekly Sogroya® for the Treatment of Children Living with Growth Hormone Deficiency

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month approved a new indication for somapacitan-beco injection 5 mg, 10 mg, or 15 mg for the treatment of children aged 2.5 years and older who have growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone. Novo Nordisk is marketing the treatment as Sogroya® The FDA approval...

FDA Clears Reader for Abbott’s Freestyle Libre 3 System

FSL3 SensorReader 112mg EN_Hero Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a reader for its FreeStyle Libre® 3 integrated continuous glucose monitoring (iCGM) system, which features the world’s smallest, thinnest, and most discreet glucose sensor. With the FDA’s clearance of a standalone reader, Abbott is working to get the FreeStyle Libre 3 system added to Medicare’s...

Glytec Announces Next Evolution of GlucoMetrics as Hospitals Prepare for New CMS Measures

Glytec today announced the next evolution of GlucoMetricsⓇ to provide new analytics, dashboards, and data visualizations that give hospitals and health systems new insight into glycemic outcomes. The enhanced visibility comes as hospitals prepare for new measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia that encourage facilities to report metrics starting...

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