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CHMP vouches for Ascendis Pharma's growth hormone for children

Ascendis Pharma is one step closer to launching its first drug in the EU, the growth hormone Skytrofa, as the EMA's expert committee, the CHMP, has given its positive recommendation for the treatment for children.

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Children and adolescents aged 3 to 18 years old with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) should be able receive treatment with Ascendis Pharma's growth hormone Skytrofa, says the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

However, before the drug can marketed, the EU Commission must first ratify the proposal. Still, drugs that have received the CHMP's stamp of approval usually pass through the Commission within a few months, as its final decision is often more of a formality. In Ascendis Pharma's case, this is therefore expected to happen before the end of January.

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