Growth Hormone: Drug companies are growing less generous in helping patients pay for meds

By David LazarusContact Reporter For 14 years, Encino resident Ed Wright received an expensive prescription medication for free through a drug-industry program intended to assist people with limited or fixed incomes. Now he’s rationing his doses after a change to the program that imposed a $1,100 deductible before he can get a refill. “I can’t […]

NDA for Macrilen™ for the Evaluation of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults

CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS)(TSX: AEZS) (the “Company”) today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), that the Company’s New Drug Application (“NDA”) seeking approval of Macrilen™ (macimorelin) for the evaluation of growth hormone deficiency in adults (“AGHD”) has been accepted as a complete response to […]

Growth Hormone: Improving Patients’ Lives and Boosting Mature Product Portfolios

Jul 07, 2017 By Julian Upton Pharmaceutical Executive Volume 37, Issue 7 easypod—an automated drug delivery device manufactured by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for its recombinant human growth hormone, Saizen—is the only electronic, fully automated injection device for growth hormone therapy. Its features include automated dose delivery and prescription tracking, which records injection history and any […]

Pediatric Endocrine Society Provides Guidance for Growth Hormone Use in Pediatric Patients

HealthDay News—Use of growth hormone in children and adolescents should be considered carefully, with assessment of the risks and benefits necessary for each patient, according to guidelines published in the January issue of Hormone Research in Paediatrics. Adda Grimberg, MD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues […]

Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is considered the main cause of hypopituitarism in adults and growth hormone (“GH”)deficiency is the most common pituitary deficit associated with TBI. According to Cedars-Sinai, even after we stop growing, adults need growth hormone. Growth hormone plays a role in healthy muscle, how our bodies collect fat (especially around the stomach […]