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New drug for hypoparathyroidsim: NATPARA

Just came across this, while searching for things unrelated ( - and felt it, a ?patentable drug, may be of interest to others !):

NATPARA - for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism

* On January 23, 2015 it was announced that the FDA had approved NATPARA as

an adjunct to calcium and vitamin D to control hypocalcemia in patients

with hypoparathyroidism. Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder

characterized by insufficient levels of parathyroid hormone, or PTH.

NATPARA is a bioengineered replica of human PTH. NATPARA was launched on

April 1, 2015.

(Have to wonder if such a product would be essential for those with parathyroid glands removed ?)

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Oh, having posted the above, then checked this forum I can see the above follows on naturally from another thread of 10 months ago:


Thank you very much for the info and link. I am sure it will be of interest with those with hypoparathyroidism.


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