This episode features an interview with Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, professor and chair at the UNC School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and lead investigator on a study investigating Astellas Pharma’s fezolinetant (Veozah), which received FDA approval in May this year for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause.
It’s the first nonhormonal neurokinin 3 (NK3) receptor antagonist approved to treat vasomotor symptoms, which include hot flashes and night sweats, associated with menopause.
Dr. Neal-Perry spoke about some of the latest trial data for fezolinetant that was presented at the recent Annual Meeting of The Menopause Society. This includes the effect of the drug on moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms in subgroups based on hormone therapy history from pooled data from two randomized Phase III studies. It also included safety data over a period of 52 weeks from three randomized Phase III studies (SKYLIGHT 1, 2 and 4).
It is estimated that around 60 to 80 percent of women experience vasomotor symptoms during or after the menopausal transition. They can have a significant impact on daily activities and overall quality of life.
Tune into the episode to hear from Dr. Neal-Perry about vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause and the new trial data for fezolinetant.
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