Menopause Drug A Priority For Astellas
Fast Track For Fezolinetant
The Japanese group has used a priority review voucher for fezolinetant to move further ahead of Bayer’s elinzanetant as it seeks regulatory approval to bring a non-hormonal therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats to market.
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The German group has shone a light at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on its new launched drugs Nubeqa and Kerendia, plus its late-stage candidates asundexian and elinzanetant, as it prepares for life after patent expiries on Xarelto and Eylea.
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