New treatment for NASH


United States

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Rezdiffra (resmetirom), a small molecule agonist of the thyroid hormone receptor beta (THR-beta), to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in adults with moderate to advanced liver scarring. The developer is Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc. The approval, announced on 14 March, is the first for a product that directly addresses liver scarring and is to be used alongside diet and exercise.