somatropin

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so·mat·ro·pin

 (sō-măt′rə-pĭn, sō′-mə-trō′-)
[Greek sōma, body; see teuə- in Indo-European roots + -tropin.]
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somatropin

n somatropina
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SEROSTIM The chemical name for this growth hormone is somatropin.
Table I: Key settlements following non-compliant management of external players in the commercial area Company Date Products Rationale Astrazeneca 2003 Zoladex Illegal sales and marketing Baye yer 2003 Cipro, Adalat Inflated prices Pfizer (Warner 2004 Neurontin Off-label Lambert) promotion GSK 2005 Zofran, Kytril inflated prices Serono 2005 Serostim Illegal marketing Schering-Plough 2006 Temodar Illegal sales marketing Company Settlement ($ millions) Astrazeneca 354.
The charges involved kickbacks to doctors for prescribing the drug, kickbacks to specialty pharmacies for recommending Serostim, illegal off-label marketing of the drug and non-FDA-approved diagnosis equipment designed to spur more Serostim prescriptions.
Serono also admitted to offering doctors all-expense paid trips to a medical conference in Cannes, France, in return for their writing new Serostim prescriptions.
Examples of recent injectable drug counterfeiting cases include: Drug Indication Aranesp Anemia Combivir HIV Diflucan Antifungal Epogen Anemia Levaquin Bacterial infections Neupogen Neutropenia Nutropin AO Procrit Anemia Remicade Chrohn's disease,/RA Retrovir HIV Risperdal Dementia Serostim AIDS Zyprexa Schizophrenia Drug Company Aranesp Amgen Combivir GSK Diflucan Pfizer Epogen Amgen Levaquin PSGA Neupogen Amgen Nutropin AO Genentech Procrit PSGA Remicade Centocor Retrovir GSK Risperdal Ortho McNeill Serostim Serono Zyprexa Lilly Drug Annual Sales (millions) Aranesp $416 Combivir $882 Diflucan $1,112 Epogen $2,261 Levaquin Neupogen $1,300 Nutropin AO Procrit $4,269 Remicade $540 Retrovir $337 Risperdal $2,146 Serostim $89 Zyprexa $3,689
agreed in October to plead guilty to the illegal marketing of its AIDS drug Serostim.
A previous study showed that 4 mg a day of Serostim (human growth hormone) given for 12 weeks decreased the amount of fat in the abdominal area (a condition associated with lipodystrophy).
Recently, an AIDS patient in San Francisco discovered that his prescription for Serostim, bought through a CVS pharmacy, was actually a fertility drug.
and the FDA announced that a counterfeit lot of Serostim, the company's human growth hormone, had been distributed.
Table I: Examples recent injectable drug counterfeiting cases Drug Indication Company Annual sales ($ million) Aranesp Anaemia Amgen 416 Combivir HIV GSK 882 Difl flucan Antifungal Pfi fizer 1,112 Epogen Anaemia Amgen 2,216 Levaquin Bacterial infections PSGA Neupogen Neurtopenia, Amgen 1,300 Acute myelogia Nutropin AQ Growth hormone Genentech deficiency Procrit Anaemia PSGA 4,269 Remicade Chron's disease, RA Centocor 540 Retrov ovir HIV GSK 337 Risperdal Dementia Ortho McNeil 2,146 Serostim AIDS Serono 89 Zyprexa Schizophrenia Lilly 2,689
January 2005: Serono announces completion of patient enrollment in a phase III trial of its human growth hormone product Serostim for the treatment of HIV-associated lipohypertrophy.
McKesson sought to heighten the safety of its supply after counterfeit Serostim, a high-price injectable, was discovered in the marketplace in 2000.