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...

New App Helps Parents Identify Treatable Childhood Growth Disorders Earlier

A mobile phone app can place the accurate measurement of children’s height in the hands of parents and caregivers. Preliminary data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh suggests that the app could reliably identify treatable growth disorders much earlier, with significant improvements in child health. Childhood growth is a strong indicator...

Dosage Flexibility of Liquid Hypothyroidism Treatment Introduced for Patients and Clinicians

Americans diagnosed with hypothyroidism and their clinical providers now have access to greater dosage flexibility within levothyroxine therapy, with three new dosage strengths of levothyroxine sodium oral solution now available to treat hypothyroidism. IBSA Pharma markets the drug as Tirosint®-SOL. The unique new dosing options – 37.5, 44 and 62.5 micrograms – are a first...

Continuous Glucose Monitor Developed to Integrate Data Directly into Electronic Health Record

HealthPartners Institute’s International Diabetes Center (IDC) recently developed and piloted a process for incorporating patients’ continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data directly into the electronic health record (EHR), improving clinician access to glucose information. During a presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions, IDC medical director Amy Criego, MD, described this process for integrating...

Tildacerfont Evaluated in Two Phase 2 Open-Label Studies in Adults with Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

july_trends_jcem cover Patients with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD) may benefit from the drug tildacerfont, according to the results from two Phase 2 clinical studies recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Chris N. Barnes, PhD, of Spruce Biosciences (who funded the trial), point out that...

The endocrine system is a miracle of evolution — a highly complex machine that carries out multiple functions within the body with precision and efficiency. It’s no wonder that as our understanding of the endocrine system advances, the technology we use to study and care for it also becomes more advanced as it approaches the endocrine system in terms of sophistication. Whether that endocrinology technology takes the form of new, advanced medicines, sophisticated imaging and diagnostic technology, or innovative therapies that make life easier for patients, endocrine science continues to push the boundaries and enter new territory. For endocrinologists, staying informed about all of the latest advances in technology and effective treatment options mean better overall care for their patients.

This section compiles the latest news regarding technological advances in endocrinology, featuring articles written for and by the leading voices in endocrine science today. Here, you’ll find articles relating to all the most recent happenings in technology, techniques and general information of interest to endocrinologists. Keeping up with the latest advancements in the field will help you know where medicine has been, where it will advance next, and how it will look in the future. Endocrine News brings you everything you need to know about the future of endocrinology so you’ll know exactly when science catches up to your patients’ needs. The field of endocrinology continues to advance, and Endocrine News is your source for advancing your own knowledge of everything that’s going on for today and tomorrow.