PREOTACT APPROVED IN EUROPE

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NPS Pharmaceuticals and its partner Nycomed have received market authorization from the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) for Preotact (parathyroid hormone [rDNA origin] for injection).

Preotact is approved to treat postmenopausal women at risk of bone fractures from osteoporosis. The company plans to begin shipping the drug later this year.