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Advisory Committee recommends approval of PTH therapy for hypoparathyroidism

September 15, 2014

Read the Perspective from Tamara Vokes, MD

After a debate-filled meeting today, the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 8 to 5 in favor of approval for recombinant human parathyroid hormone, rhPTH I-84, to be known as Natpara, for long-term management of hypoparathyroidism.

“It’s very clear as a pediatric endocrinologist that replacing a missing hormone is the way to go with this disorder. It’s the only endocrine disorder where we don’t do that,” Charles A. Stanley, MD, from the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, said after casting his vote in favor of the medication. 

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