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Resmetirom: First Approval

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posted on 2024-05-20, 21:23 authored by Susan J. Keam
Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.
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Resmetirom (Rezdiffra™) is an oral thyroid hormone receptor-β (THR-β) agonist being developed by Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to target the key underlying causes of metabolic dysfunction associated steatohepatitis (MASH) [previously known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)]. In March 2024, resmetirom was approved for use (under accelerated approval) in conjunction with diet and exercise for the treatment of adults with noncirrhotic NASH with moderate to advanced liver fibrosis (consistent with stages F2 to F3 fibrosis) in the USA. Resmetirom is also under regulatory review in the EU for the treatment of MASH/NASH. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of resmetirom leading to this first approval for the treatment of adults with MASH/NASH.

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