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Novo Nordisk plans to submit weekly growth hormone for approval in H1

Novo Nordisk and Ascendis Pharma could soon face each other on the market for treating children with growth hormone deficiency, as the Danish pharmaceutical giant is intending to file its candidate for approval in the US where latter company is already present.

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Novo Nordisk is planning to submit its once-weekly growth hormone deficiency (GHD) treatment for children, Sogroya, for regulatory approval in the first half of 2022, the company announces in its financial report on Wednesday.

This comes after the completion of a phase III study in December of last year, in which Sogroya was compared with Novo’s other hormone treatment, Norditropin, which is administered daily. Norditropin was approved by the US Drug and Food Administration (FDA) in 2000.

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