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Hormonal injection approved for treatment of hypoparathyroidism

January 26, 2015

The FDA recently approved a parathyroid hormone product to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism, according to a press release.

The parathyroid hormone being marketed as Natpara (NPS Pharaceuticals, Inc.) is a hormonal injection administered once daily to help control calcium levels. It received orphan drug designation by the FDA because it is intended to treat a rare disease.

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