Allergan plc presented new analyses of VENUS II, the second of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of ulipristal acetate (UPA), an investigational drug for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in women with uterine fibroids.
“For a condition that affects an estimated 26 million women in the U.S.,1 there is a clear unmet medical need for new treatments for uterine fibroids,” said Millie A. Behera M.D., FACOG, Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Medical Director, Bloom Reproductive Institute in Arizona. “I am hopeful that, if approved, the availability of a once-daily oral medication like ulipristal acetate will encourage women to have a discussion with their doctor about their options to treat this condition.”
“Uterine fibroids are an indiscriminate disease that affect women regardless of their ethnicity or weight,” said David Nicholson, Ph.D., Chief Research and Development Officer, Allergan. “However, uterine fibroids are three times more common in women of African-American ancestry compared to Caucasian women,2 and the risk of developing fibroids steadily increases based on weight3.”
Three oral presentations were delivered at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 73rd Annual Congress (ASRM 2017) in San Antonio, Texas.
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