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FDA Approves Signifor, a New Orphan Drug for Cushing’s Disease

Posted 17 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

December 14, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Signifor (pasireotide diaspartate) injection for the treatment of Cushing’s disease patients who cannot be helped through surgery. Cushing’s disease is caused by over-production of cortisol, a hormone made by the adrenal glands. A tumor in the pituitary gland leads to overstimulation of the adrenal gland, which results in e ...

FDA Approves Korlym for Patients with Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome

Posted 17 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, February 17, 2012 – Today, Korlym (mifepristone) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in adults with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. This drug was approved for use in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome who have type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance and are not candidates for surgery or who have not responded to p ...

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