calcitonin

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calcitonin

[kal·sə′tō·nən]
(biochemistry)
A polypeptide, calcium-regulating hormone produced by the ultimobranchial bodies in vertebrates. Also known as thyrocalcitonin.
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By the way, it sounds like Miacalcin is made from salmon.
TOP Rx/OTC PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY CONSUMERS TO TREAT OSTEOPOROSIS RANK # PRODUCT RX/OTC #1 Fosamax Rx #2 Miacalcin Rx #3 Evista Rx #4 Premarin Rx #5 Prempro Rx #6 Calcium supplements OTC #7 Citracal OTC #8 Caltrate OTC #9 Oscal OTC
Miacalcin Nasal Spray has been on the market since November 1995 and is the only nasal spray approved for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
The scheduled patent expiries of Reclast, Fosamax, Miacalcin and Actonel are expected to cause the PDB market to further decline by leaving the PDB therapy arena vulnerable to generics.
In addition, the sales of Miacalcin continue to grow, with Miacalcin having gained over 32% share of the new prescription market for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in its first year.
The main treatment options available in the osteoporosis therapeutics market include alendronate, Reclast, Actonel, Boniva, Evista, Prolia, Forteo (teriparatide), Miacalcin (calcitonin salmon), Prempro (estrogen) and Premarin (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate) among others.
Demand in the United States has been growing since the 1995 introductions of Merck's Fosamax and Sandoz's Miacalcin nasal spray, two new osteoporosis therapies.