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Hormone Discontinued

October 04, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the discontinuation of calcitonin-salmon [rDNA origin] (Fortical) nasal spray.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories decided to discontinue manufacturing the product, according to an FDA report. However, the company gave no reason for the discontinuation.

According to WebMD, the product was withdrawn from the market in Canada because of safety issues.


--Stephanie Vaccaro



US Food and Drug Administration. FDA drug shortages. Accessed October 4, 2016.


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