Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery Can Greatly Affect Life Quality

People who develop chronic hypoparathyroidism following surgery to remove the thyroid gland have significantly poorer quality of life than those whose surgery does not permanently damage the neighboring parathyroid glands, a Danish study shows. Notably, hypoparathyroidism’s negative affect on life was independent of the drop in thyroid-related hormones (hypothyroidism) due…

AZP-3601 Earns FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to AZP-3601, an investigational therapy for hypoparathyroidism by Amolyt Pharma. The designation is given to treatment candidates with the potential to be safe and effective in rare diseases, defined in the U.S as those affecting fewer than…