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Serostim (recombinant DNA somatropin) is Serono's brand name prescription drug form of synthetic growth hormone, marketed for HIV-associated wasting.[1]

In December 2007, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts - in a class-action lawsuit that involved Merck Serono and Serostim - fined Serono a total of $704 million in criminal and civil liabilities for enacting "illegal schemes to promote, market and sell its drug."[2]


  1. ^ "Serostim® (somatropin) For Injection | Website For Patients". Serostim.
  2. ^ "SERONO TO PAY $704 MILLION FOR THE ILLEGAL MARKETING OF AIDS DRUG". Department of Justice. 17 October 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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