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A combination pill from Myovant Sciences met its primary goal of reducing pain from endometriosis, the biotech company said Tuesday, the second late-stage trial to show the drug’s effectiveness in women with the condition.

Myovant (MYOV), a biotech based in Switzerland with U.S. operations in Brisbane, Calif., has also been testing the hormone blocker, called relugolix, as a treatment for uterine fibroids and advanced prostate cancer. On Monday, the company received a priority review of relugolix for advanced prostate cancer from the Food and Drug Administration, meaning the agency will expedite its decision on whether to approve the drug for these patients. A study comparing standard injected therapy to the oral relugolix, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 4, showed better outcomes for men who took relugolix.

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