New Data Reinforces Effectiveness of Madrigal’s Rezdiffra in NASH Treatment

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CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — In an important development for patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) announced findings from new analyses of the Phase 3 MAESTRO-NASH trial at the ongoing EASL Congress. The results further emphasize the efficacy of their thyroid hormone receptor (THR)-β agonist, Rezdiffra, in treating NASH.

Rezdiffra is an innovative, once-daily medication that targets key catalysts of NASH. Remarkably, it is the first approved treatment for NASH, marking a groundbreaking advancement in the field. The MAESTRO-NASH trial has shown that this medication, paired with diet and exercise, is effective in managing noncirrhotic NASH with moderate to severe liver fibrosis in adults. This could potentially revolutionize the way NASH is treated, as its efficacy is confirmed in ongoing trials.

Madrigal’s CEO, Bill Sibold, proudly declared the significant role of Rezdiffra in continual leadership of Madrigal in the NASH treatment territory. The company used cutting-edge AI technology to undertake a deeper investigation into the impact of Rezdiffra on fibrosis, which is expected to provide critical insights for future NASH research.

The AI examination and the MAESTRO-NASH data both provided robust evidence for the success of Rezdiffra in managing multiple aspects of NASH. This can have a profound impact on the quality of life of the patients, as it offers a promising option for non-invasive treatment strategies for this debilitating disease.

According to Becky Taub, Madrigal’s Chief Medical Officer and President of Research & Development, Madrigal is committed to its ambitious scientific research that will shape the future of NASH treatments. This includes the potential benefits of Rezdiffra on patients with probable metabolic dysfunction and alcohol-associated liver disease, a population that has been historically under-represented in clinical research.

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The qFibrosis AI tool uncovered some key insights from the trial. It identified 30 fibrotic features that could predict the progression of NASH to cirrhosis and decompensated cirrhosis. The tool’s data showed that Rezdiffra significantly improved fibrosis and halted its progression.

Noninvasive test outcomes showed a persistent, positive response to Rezdiffra over three years. There was a marked improvement in liver stiffness and liver fat content, adding to the promising profile of Rezdiffra for NASH patients.

A significant finding in the trial was the noticeable improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQL) among patients treated with Rezdiffra. Furthermore, Rezdiffra demonstrated a promising potential in patients with MetALD, a group identified by specific biomarkers for chronic alcohol consumption.

These breakthrough results hold immense promise for NASH patients as it points to the potential of new, more effective treatment options that could improve not just their physical health, but also their overall quality of life. Needless to say, this development is a significant milestone not just for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, but for the broader medical community that is grappling with the challenge of treating NASH.

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