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Human Growth Hormone, Part III

Human growth hormone can help hormone-deficient children grow taller. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing manufacturers to market the drug for use in short children with normal levels of the hormone. In the last of a three part series on growth hormone, NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports on why and how drug companies and doctors keep expanding this business niche.

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Snigdha Prakash
Pieces by National Desk reporter Snigdha Prakash can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. The majority of Snigdha's past reports have focused on topics related to entrepreneurship, business, banking and the economy.