AbbVie's Got A Competitive Edge With Elagolix For Women With Uterine Fibroids
AbbVie announced positive data from the first of two pivotal Phase III studies testing the GnRH receptor antagonist, but Allergan and Myovant are among the companies also looking to bring new drugs to market.
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