Ascendis launches growth hormone Skytrofa in the US

In August, the company brought home an FDA approval for the once-weekly growth hormone Skytrofa. The biotech company Ascendis Pharma is now ready to send the drug to market.

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A month and a half since securing the approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ascendis Pharma is ready to market the drug Skytrofa, which addresses the need of children suffering from growth hormone deficiency, informs the company in a press release.

Parallel to the launch, Ascendis is initiating a patient support program to help increase the access to the hormone, which is a prescription drug sold at specialty pharmacies in the US, before it is included in official US health programs.

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