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Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 – A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds. The percentage of teens who admit to using hGH jumped to 11 percent in 2013 – more than double the 5 percent figure in 2012, the new survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids revealed. The worrisome trend highlights a need for tighter regulation and oversight of performance-enhancing substances and other "fitness" products, the group said. "These new data point to a troubling development among today's teens," Steve Pasierb, president of the Partnership said in a group news release. "Young people are seeking out and using performance-enhancing substances like synthetic hGH – and supplements purporting to contain hGH – hoping to improve athletic performance or body appearance without really knowing what substances ... Read more

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Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval for Norditropin FlexPro for Growth Hormone Treatment

Posted 10 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

PRINCETON, N.J., March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Novo Nordisk announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Norditropin FlexPro (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection), a pre-filled injection pen to be used by children and adults with growth hormone disorders. It will be available in the second quarter. Norditropin FlexPro has a user friendly design which makes it easy to learn and use, and an audible click that confirms that the medication has left the pen. Norditropin FlexPro requires no reconstitution and no loading of cartridges. Norditropin FlexPro is available in 5 mg/1.5 mL, 10 mg/1.5 mL and 15 mg/1.5 mL pens. After first use, the 5 mg/1.5 mL and 10 mg/1.5 mL pens may be left at room temperature for up to three weeks without risk of spoilage. In a study designed to evaluate the usability of the product, 100 percent of patients found it easy to learn ... Read more

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