bovine somatotropin

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Related to Posilac: bovine growth hormone, RBGH

bovine somatotropin

A 190-amino acid protein produced by the bovine pituitary, which evokes somatic growth (partially mediated by insulin-like growth factor) and increased milk production.
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1995) ([p]laintiffs challenge defendants' approval of intervenor-defendant Monsanto Company's new drug application for Posilac, a milk production-enhancing, synthetic bovine growth hormone drug.
And Monsanto, the company that makes Posilac, is waging a war against anyone who tries to inform the public of hormones' possible harmful effects.
Monsanto director of public affairs, Jennifer Garrett, emphasized the findings of the Food and Drug Administration that there is no impact on human health and that milk is exactly the same form as [that from] natural cows and cows on Posilac.
Monsanto will pay the University a $100 million upfront royalty and an ongoing royalty of 15 cents per dose of POSILAC sold to dairy producers with a minimum annual royalty of $5 million through the 2023 expiration of the University's patent estate.
In the United States, rBGH is marketed by Monsanto under the name of Posilac.
Primarily known for its Roundup Ready seed and herbicides and Bt corn, the company also produces Posilac 1 Step bovine somatotropin (SBT), which enhances milk production in cows.
The bST, was prepared in an oil emulsion (500 mg/2 ml) and was subsequently marketed under the name POSILAC for enhancement of lactation, was provided by Monsanto Co, St.
Monsanto is the giant chemical company which sells the synthetic hormone under the brand name Posilac .
With an increased diet, high nutrient feed and careful management, drugs such as Posilac are reported to increase annual milk production by as much as 40%.
Since 1994, there have been 1,235 reports of adverse reactions in cows treated with Posilac although FDA states "the reported clinical manifestations are known to occur in dairy cattle not supplemented with Posilac.
Plus Celebrex, an arthritis drug; and Ambien, Arthrotec, Daypro and other pharmaceuticals; Harness and Lasso herbicides; all the Ortho poisons in lawn-and-garden stores; and the controversial bovine growth hormone POSILAC.
under the trade name Posilac to increase milk production.