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FDA rejects Pfizer's weekly growth hormone

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the thumbs-down to Pfizer’s once-weekly growth hormone, somatrogon, following a three-month delay in fall of last year. The firm is prepared to enter a dialog with the agency to move forward.

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US-based pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has suffered a significant blow on the hunt to have its once-weekly growth hormone, somatrogon, approved for the US market.

In a press release, Pfizer announces that it has received a so-called ”complete response letter” from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), entailing the agency’s rejection of the would-be treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) for pediatric patients.

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