In this episode, Ayesha discussed the FDA approval of Mycovia Pharmaceuticals’ Vivjoa (oteseconazole) as the first approved treatment for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) or chronic yeast infection. The drug is indicated for women who permanently lack reproductive potential or are postmenopausal. The editorial team discussed the significant unmet need for this condition and how although many women’s health issues are now given greater spotlight, there still need to be more conversations around them.
The episode marked World Maternal Mental Health Day and was sponsored by Elligo Health Research.
The editorial team also talked about the latest results of Eli Lilly’s investigational obesity drug tirzepatide, which demonstrated it could reduce body weight by an average of 20 percent in individuals without diabetes. Tirzepatide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, a class of drugs designed to treat diabetes but at higher doses, can help with weight loss. Hear more about the drug and the obesity drug market, which is projected to grow to $5.42 billion in 2025.
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