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Novo Nordisk: growth hormone shows comparable efficacy

(CercleFinance.com) - Novo Nordisk said that a phase 2 trial has showed that its experimental drug to treat children with growth hormone deficiency was as safe and effective as its currently available treatment.

The novel growth hormone derivative - which is being developed as a once-weekly treatment option - demonstrated comparable efficacy, safety and tolerability to once-daily injections of Novo's Norditropin after one year, with improved efficacy seen at the highest dose.

The 1-year results found that mean standard deviation annualised height velocity was statistically significantly higher with somapacitan compared to daily somatropin.

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