Study: Adult GH Deficiency Helped By Longer-Acting Growth Hormones

A study highlighted in an article in Medscape, and presented at the ENDO 2017 conference, showed that two long-acting growth hormone replacement medicines, somapacitan and somavaratan, show promise and may allow for less frequent dosing, which allows adult patients to stick to the regimen more easily. Read more here.

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Patient Story: Alabama Teen Fights Panhypopituitarism

A recent article in the Gadsden Times profiles a senior in high school from Alabama named Haley Smith, who had a rare tumor called a xanthogranuloma of the sellar region pressing down on her optic chiasm. At first doctors didn’t want to perform the risky surgery, but then the tumor burst and they were forced to remove it. She now struggles with panhypopituitarism and takes 450 pills a month to replace the hormones lost to adrenal insufficiency. Read more of Haley’s story here.

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