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Relugolix: First Global Approval

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The orally active nonpeptide gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-receptor antagonist relugolix (Relumina) is being developed by Takeda and ASKA Pharmaceutical as a treatment for various sex hormone related disorders. Relugolix was recently approved for marketing in Japan as a treatment for symptoms associated with uterine fibroids, and studies evaluating the efficacy of the drug as treatment for endometriosis-associated pain and prostate cancer are currently underway. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of relugolix leading to this first approval for the treatment of symptoms associated with uterine fibroids.

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During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the author on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. A. Markham, a contracted employee of Adis/Springer, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.

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Markham, A. Relugolix: First Global Approval. Drugs 79, 675–679 (2019).

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