Astellas Pharma studied the potential of fezolinetant, a selective neurokinin-3 receptor (NK3R) antagonist, against hot flashes in a series of double-blinded and placebo-controlled trials.

Veru Inc. said a higher dose of the company’s experimental drug reduced hot flashes in men with advanced prostate cancer after six weeks of treatment, in a mid-stage study.

As pharma companies struggle with developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers continue to find evidence that links the dreaded form of dementia to other medical and health issues. The latest news suggests a potential link between Alzheimer’s and menopause.