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FDA extends review period for Ascendis Pharma's first drug

Ascendis Pharma has to wait three more months for the FDA to give its verdict on the firm's drug lonapegsomatropin for treating pediatric growth hormone deficiency.

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Just two weeks before the deadline, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period for Ascendis Pharma's first drug candidate lonapegsomatropin, according to an Ascendis Pharma press release.

Now, the FDA must make a decision on lonapegsomatropin, also known as Transcon hgh, by Sept. 25, which is a three-month extension in total.

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