The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Growth Hormone for Normal Short Children
The FDA has approved Humatrope, Lilly's brand of recombinant human growth hormone (somatropin), for long-term treatment of children with idiopathic, non-growth-hormone-deficient (NGHD) short stature who are more than 2.25 standard deviations below the mean height for their age and sex. This review describes the clinical studies, adverse effects, and includes a cost table for other brands of somatropin. ... more
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