US FDA approves Pfizer’s drug for growth hormone deficiency

(Reuters) – The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration has accredited Pfizer Inc and accomplice OPKO Well being Inc’s therapy for development hormone deficiency in youngsters, the businesses mentioned on Wednesday.

The drug, which can be bought beneath model title Ngenla, is anticipated to change into accessible within the U.S. in August, the businesses mentioned.

Progress hormone deficiency is a uncommon illness that impacts one in about 4,000 to 10,000 youngsters, and is characterised by insufficient secretion of the expansion hormone, leading to very quick peak in maturity and delayed puberty.

The drug’s approval follows an preliminary rejection from the FDA final yr, the rationale for which was not specified by the businesses then.

(Reporting by Leroy Leo in Bengaluru; Modifying by Shinjini Ganguli)

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