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Bayer/Merck Cardiovascular Drug Approved for China Use

publication date: May 19, 2022

Germany’s Bayer AG and Merck/MSD were approved to launch a novel cardiovascular drug in China. Verquvo™ (vericiguat) is a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator that is indicated to reduce the risk of hospitalization or IV diuretics in patients with symptomatic chronic HF and reduced ejection fraction. Patients are prescribed the drug following a decompensation event. Verquvo’s novel mechanism restores the deficient NO-sGC-cGMP pathway, which plays a critical role in the progression of heart failure by aggravating its symptoms. Verquvo was approved as an addition to standard-of-care. More details....

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