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First Therapy Approved for Ultra-Rare Bone Disorder

Oral retinoid lands indication for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

Aug 16, 2023
FDA APPROVED palovarotene (Sohonos) over a photo of a skeleton of a fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva sufferer.
Once-Weekly Pediatric Growth Hormone Snags FDA Approval

Somatrogon injection given go-ahead after initial FDA rejection last year

Jun 30, 2023
FDA APPROVED somatrogon (Ngenla) over a photo of a female physician measuring the height of a little girl.
FDA Panel Backs Palovarotene for Ultra-Rare Bone Disorder

Members push aside data concerns, endorse retinoid for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

Jun 29, 2023
FDA ADCOMM palovarotene over a photo of a skeleton of a person who suffered from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
ENDO 2023 Roundup: More Imcivree Data; Statement on Aging; Novel Hypoparathyroid Tx

Some more highlights from the Endocrine Society's annual meeting

Jun 20, 2023
ENDO over a photo of McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.
High-Dose Leptin Reversed Severe Genetic Obesity in Two Patients

Metreleptin doses several times higher than recommended brought weight down to near normal

Jun 14, 2023
 A computer rendering of fat cells.
States Must Stop Criminalizing Medicine, AMA Delegates Say

"This is unacceptable...and it's time for us to push back"

Jun 11, 2023
AMA over a photo of the lobby of Hyatt Regency Chicago.
No Negative Neurodevelopmental Issues With Late Exposure to Antenatal Steroids

Follow-up to ALPS trial offers reassuring results for late preterm corticosteroids

Feb 12, 2023
SMFM over a photo of Moscone West in San Francisco, California
Mom's Coffee (and Tea, and Kombucha, and...) Tied to Kid's Height

A bit shorter with high caffeine intake, but how important is it?

Oct 31, 2022
Photo of a pregnant woman holding a cup of coffee in her hands.
Lowering Antenatal Betamethasone Dose Misses in Randomized Trial

In BETADOSE study, half-dose regimen fails to meet noninferiority criteria

Aug 22, 2022
A photo of a pregnant woman receiving an injection in her arm from a female nurse.
Universal Hip Screening in Babies Associated With Overtreatment

Late detection of hip dysplasia and need for surgery not helped by universal screening

Aug 18, 2022
A photo of healthcare workers performing an ultrasound of a baby’s hip.
Osilodrostat Resolves Most Physical Signs of Cushing's Disease

More than half of patients saw physical manifestations fully resolve by week 72

May 16, 2022
AACE over a photo of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA
Less Is More in Providing Pain Relief to Teens

We've reduced the opioids we give to pediatric scoliosis surgery patients by 80%

Jan 15, 2022
A female physician shows a little girl x-ray images of her spine
FDA OKs First Drug for Most Common Form of Dwarfism

Mixed reactions follow new treatment for children 5 and up with open growth plates

Nov 19, 2021
FDA APPROVED vosoritide (Voxzogo) over a photo of a young boy with dwarfism laying on the floor coloring.
MC3R Mutations Linked to Timing of Puberty

Mutation found to be associated with delay in age at menarche and lower levels of IGF1

Nov 03, 2021
A mother comforts her emotional pre-teen daughter.
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