Myovant Sciences receives positive CHMP opinion for Ryeqo (relugolix combination tablet) for the treatment of women with uterine fibroids
Myovant Sciences announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending the approval of Ryeqo (relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1.0 mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg) for the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids in adult women of reproductive age.
The European Commission will review the CHMP recommendation, and a final decision on the Marketing Authorization Application is expected to be available in approximately two months. The decision will be applicable to all 27 European Union member states plus Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein.
“Over 25% of women of reproductive age develop uterine fibroids. This chronic disease can cause debilitating symptoms that have a significant impact on quality of life and require long-term treatment, yet there are currently limited treatment options in Europe and many women are faced with the decision to undergo surgery to alleviate symptoms,” said Roberta Venturella, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro and investigator in the LIBERTY program. “The CHMP’s positive opinion further validates RYEQO’s potential to effectively address heavy menstrual bleeding and pain associated with uterine fibroids and serve as an important new treatment option for patients and physicians.”
The positive opinion recommending approval is based on safety and efficacy data from the Phase III LIBERTY program, which consisted of two replicate, 24-week, multinational clinical studies (LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2), a one-year extension study, and a randomized withdrawal study assessing the safety and efficacy for up to two years of relugolix combination therapy (relugolix 40 mg plus estradiol 1.0 mg and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg). Results from the LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2021.
In March 2020, Myovant and Gedeon Richter entered into an exclusive license agreement for Gedeon Richter to commercialize relugolix combination tablet for uterine fibroids and endometriosis in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States including Russia, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. Under the terms of the agreement, Myovant continues to lead the global development of relugolix combination tablet while Gedeon Richter is responsible for local clinical development, manufacturing, and all commercialization for its territories.