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Teprotumumab Update

Dec. 13, 2019

On Friday, Dec. 13th, the FDA's Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee met in Silver Spring, MD to discuss teprotumumab, a potential treatment for active thyroid eye disease.

The committee voted 12-0 Friday in favor of recommending approval of a biologics license application for teprotumumab. This is not the final approval, but is one step in the process. Key takeaways:

* Committee members expressed concern about the small study population (90 patients).
* Side effects were ...

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  • Teprotumumab Update

    Dec. 13, 2019

    On Friday, Dec. 13th, the FDA's Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee met in Silver Spring, MD to discuss teprotumumab, a potential treatment for active thyroid eye disease.

    The committee voted 12-0 Friday in favor of recommending approval of a biologics license application for teprotumumab. This is not the final approval, but is one step in the process. Key takeaways:

    * Committee members expressed concern about the small study population (90 patients).
    * Side effects were ...

    Read More

  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Graves'

    July 2, 2019

    If you enjoyed the GDATF's patient bulletin "What's Wrong With Me? I'm Not Myself Anymore", then you won't want to miss the sequel! "A survey study of neuropsychiatric complaints in patients with Graves’ disease: A reassessment of self-reported symptoms and current practice 20 years later" is now available as an e-manuscript that is free with Kindle Unlimited or $2.99 with Amazon. Many thanks to Dr. James Arruda for conducting this ...

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  • Shop 'Til You Drop - And Help the GDATF!

    Nov. 8, 2019

    Your regular online holiday shopping can help the GDATF fund its patient education and support programs! By purchasing through one of the following channels, online retailers will donate a portion of proceeds to the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation - at no cost to you!

    Amazon Smile Program
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