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Pfizer may present new growth hormone in 2022

The EMA has accepted Pfizer's and Opko's application to get a new growth hormone approved, which may compete with Novo Nordisk's and Ascendis' growth hormons.

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved a Pfizer and Opko application concerning their joint growth hormone somatrogon.

Somatrogon is a once-weekly growth hormone aimed at treating people with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). As such, the therapy competes with new drugs in the same area produced by Novo Nordisk and Ascendis.

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