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The Fairbank’s Disease

The Fairbank’s Disease:


The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, informed Rajya Sabha about the Cases of Fairbank’s disease and Acromegaly in India.

  • The Fairbank’s disease (Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia) patient usually requires management of pain and orthopedic procedures, for which facilities are available at tertiary care institutions in India.
  • Another rare disorder, Acromegaly is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone, most often from a tumor in the pituitary gland.
  • The disorder causes increased height when it manifests in childhood and adolescent age group, before the fusion of bony epiphysis.
  • The somatostatin drug used for Acromegaly, is a scheduled drug as per the National List of Essential Medicines 2015.
  • Therefore, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has fixed the ceiling price.