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טבע מודיעה על השקת הגרסה הגנרית של ®VYTORIN בארה"ב

ירושלים, 26 באפריל, 2017 – טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ(NYSE: TEVA) הודיעה היום על השקת הגרסה הגנרית של טבליות ®  (ezetimibe and simvastatin) VYTORIN, בארה"ב.

Ezetimibe ו- simvastatin הן טבליות במרשם המכילות שתי תרופות להפחתת כולסטרול, ezetimibe ו- simvastatin, המשמשות, יחד עם דיאטה:

  • להפחתת רמות הכולסטרול ה"רע" (LDL)
  • להגדלת רמות הכולסטרול ה"טוב" (HDL)
  • להפחתת רמות השומן בדם (טריגלסרידים)

 

טבליות ezetimibe ו- simvastatin מרחיבות את פורטפוליו הסטטינים של טבע. עם קרוב ל-600 תרופות גנריות זמינות, לטבע יש את פורטפוליו המוצרים הגנריים מאושרי FDA הגדול בשוק ומובילה בהזדמנויות השקה בבלעדיות (first to file), עם יותר מ-100 תיקי first to file תלויים ועומדים בארה"ב. כיום, 1 מכל 6 מרשמים גנריים הניתנים בארה"ב הוא למוצר של טבע.

המכירות השנתיות של Vytorin® בארה"ב עמדו על כ-678 מיליון דולר, על פי נתוני ה-IMS נכון לפברואר 2017.


About Ezetimibe and Simvastatin Tablets

Therapy with lipid-altering agents should be only one component of multiple risk factor intervention in individuals at significantly increased risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia. Drug therapy is indicated as an adjunct to diet when the response to a diet restricted in saturated fat and cholesterol and other nonpharmacologic measures alone has been inadequate.

Ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets are indicated for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol (total-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), apolipoprotein B (Apo B), triglycerides (TG), and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), and to increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in patients with primary (heterozygous familial and non-familial) hyperlipidemia or mixed hyperlipidemia.

Ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets are indicated for the reduction of elevated total-C and LDL-C in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, as an adjunct to other lipid-lowering treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis) or if such treatments are unavailable.

Limitations of Use: No incremental benefit of ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality over and above that demonstrated for simvastatin has been established. Ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets have not been studied in Fredrickson type I, III, IV, and V dyslipidemias.

Important Safety Information Ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets are contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Concomitant administration of strong CYP3A4 inhibitors.
  • Concomitant administration of gemfibrozil, cyclosporine, or danazol.
  • Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.
  • Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in hepatic transaminase levels.
  • Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. Ezetimibe and simvastatin should be administered to women of childbearing age only when such patients are highly unlikely to conceive.
  • Nursing mothers.

 

Simvastatin occasionally causes myopathy manifested as muscle pain, tenderness or weakness with creatine kinase above ten times the upper limit of normal (ULN). Myopathy sometimes takes the form of rhabdomyolysis with or without acute renal failure secondary to myoglobinuria, and rare fatalities have occurred. The risk of myopathy is increased by high levels of statin activity in plasma. Predisposing factors for myopathy include advanced age (greater than or equal to 65 years), female gender, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, and renal impairment. The risk of myopathy, including rhabdomyolysis, is dose related.

Persistent elevations in hepatic transaminase levels can occur. Active liver diseases or unexplained persistent transaminase elevations are contraindications to the use of ezetimibe and simvastatin. Increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, including simvastatin. Common (incidence greater than or equal to 2% and greater than placebo) adverse reactions in clinical trials: headache, increased ALT, myalgia, upper respiratory tract infection, and diarrhea.

For more information, please see accompanying Full Prescribing Information.

אודות טבע

טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ (NYSE & TASE: TEVA) היא חברת תרופות גלובלית המספקת פתרונות בריאות ממוקדי-מטופל באיכות גבוהה המשמשים כ-200 מיליוני מטופלים ב-100 שווקים מדי יום. טבע, שבסיסה בישראל, היא יצרנית התרופות הגנריות הגדולה בעולם, הממנפת את צבר מוצריה הכולל יותר מ-1,800 מולקולות לייצור מגוון רחב של מוצרים גנריים ברוב התחומים הטיפוליים. בתחום התרופות הייחודיות, לטבע יש את הטיפול החדשני המוביל בעולם לטיפול בטרשת נפוצה וכן תכניות מחקר מתקדמות למחלות אחרות של מערכת העצבים המרכזית, כולל הפרעות תנועה, מיגרנה, כאב ותופעות ניווניות, וכן פורטפוליו מוצרים רחב בתחום הנשימה. טבע ממנפת את יכולותיה בגנריקה ובתרופות הייחודיות במטרה לחפש דרכים חדשות לענות על צרכי המטופלים, וזאת על ידי שילוב פיתוח תרופות יחד עם פיתוח תכשירים, שירותים וטכנולוגיות. הכנסות טבע בשנת 2016 הסתכמו ב-21.9$ מיליארד. למידע נוסף על החברה, בקרו באתר www.tevapharm.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the launch and potential benefits of Teva's generic version of Vytorin®, which are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to:

  • commercial success of Teva's generic version of Vytorin®;
  • our generics medicines business, including: that we are substantially more dependent on this business, with its significant attendant risks, following our acquisition of Allergan plc’s worldwide generic pharmaceuticals business (“Actavis Generics”); our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisition (and any delay in realizing those benefits) or difficulties in integrating Actavis Generics; the increase in the number of competitors targeting generic opportunities and seeking U.S. market exclusivity for generic versions of significant products; price erosion relating to our generic products, both from competing products and as a result of increased governmental pricing pressures; and our ability to take advantage of high-value biosimilar opportunities;
  • our business and operations in general, including: our ability to develop and commercialize additional pharmaceutical products; manufacturing or quality control problems, which may damage our reputation for quality production and require costly remediation; interruptions in our supply chain; disruptions of our or third party information technology systems or breaches of our data security; the failure to recruit or retain key personnel, including those who joined us as part of the Actavis Generics acquisition; the restructuring of our manufacturing network, including potential related labor unrest; the impact of continuing consolidation of our distributors and customers; and variations in patent laws that may adversely affect our ability to manufacture our products;
  • compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, including: costs and delays resulting from the extensive governmental regulation to which we are subject; the effects of reforms in healthcare regulation and reductions in pharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement and coverage; potential additional adverse consequences following our resolution with the U.S. government of our FCPA investigation; governmental investigations into sales and marketing practices; potential liability for sales of generic products prior to a final resolution of outstanding patent litigation; product liability claims; increased government scrutiny of our patent settlement agreements; failure to comply with complex Medicare and Medicaid reporting and payment obligations; and environmental risks.

 

and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 (“Annual Report”), including in the section captioned "Risk Factors," and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which are available at www.sec.gov and www.tevapharm.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or other information contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward looking statements.