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טבע מודיעה על השקת הגרסה הגנרית של טבליות Gleevec® בארה"ב

ירושלים, 5 באוגוסט, 2016 – טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ (NYSE & TASE: TEVA) הודיעה היום על השקת הגרסה הגנרית לטבליות Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) במינון 100 מ"ג ו- 400 מ"ג, למספר התוויות המאושרות על ידי ה- FDA, בארה"ב.

טבע ממשיכה להיות מחויבת לחיזוק עסקיה הגנריים תוך השקעה במוצרים חדשים, מגוונים ובאיכות גבוהה. עם יותר מ- 375 מוצרים גנריים, לטבע יש את אחד מתיקי המוצרים המאושרים על ידי ה- FDA הגדולים בשוק. הוספת מוצר זה לפורטפוליו האונקולוגי של טבע מאפשר לחברה להמשיך ולצמוח בתחום טיפולי זה.

לטבליות imatinib mesylate מכירות שנתיות של כ- 2.42 מיליארד דולר בארה"ב, על פי נתוני IMS, נכון למאי, 2016.

טבליות imatinib mesylate מותוות לטיפול במגוון נרחב של התוויות הכרוכות בלוקמיה בקרוב בוגרים וילדים, על פי הפירוט:

Imatinib mesylate tablets are indicated for: newly diagnosed adult and pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase; patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis, accelerated phase, or in chronic phase after failure of interferon-alpha therapy; adult patients with relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia; adult patients with myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases associated with PDGFR (platelet-derived growth factor receptor) gene re-arrangements; adult patients with aggressive systemic mastocytosis without the D816V c-Kit mutation or with c-Kit mutational status unknown; adult patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) who have the FIP1L1-PDGFRα fusion kinase (mutational analysis or FISH demonstration of CHIC2 allele deletion) and for patients with HES and/or CEL who are FIP1L1-PDGFRα fusion kinase negative or unknown; adult patients with unresectable, recurrent and/or metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; and adjuvant treatment of adult patients following complete gross resection of Kit (CD117) positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) .

Important Safety Information

Serious adverse reactions associated with imatinib mesylate treatment include: edema and severe fluid retention; anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia; severe congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction; severe hepatotoxicity, including fatalities; Grade 3/4 hemorrhage in patients with newly diagnosed CML and with GIST; gastrointestinal perforations, including fatalities; cardiogenic shock/left ventricular dysfunction in patients with conditions associated with high eosinophil levels; bullous dermatologic reactions, including erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome; hypothyroidism in thyroidectomy patients undergoing levothyroxine replacement; fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman; growth retardation in children and pre-adolescents; and tumor lysis syndrome, including fatalities. Reports of motor vehicle accidents have been received in patients receiving imatinib mesylate. Patients may experience dizziness, blurred vision or somnolence during treatment with imatinib mesylate. The most frequently reported adverse reactions (≥ 30%) for imatinib mesylate in clinical trials were: edema, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, diarrhea, rash, fatigue, and abdominal pain. For more information, please see the 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 למיליוני מטופלים מדי יום. טבע, שבסיסה בישראל, היא יצרנית התרופות הגנריות הגדולה בעולם, הממנפת את צבר מוצריה הכולל יותר מ-1000 מולקולות לייצר מגוון רחב של מוצרים גנריים בכמעט כל התחומים הטיפוליים. בתחום התרופות הייחודיות, טבע הינה חברה מובילה בטיפולים חדשניים למחלות מערכת העצבים המרכזית, כולל כאב, ומחזיקה גם בצבר מוצרים חזק בתחום מחלות הנשימה. טבע משלבת את כישוריה בתחום התרופות הגנריות ובתחום התרופות הייחודיות בחטיבת המחקר והפיתוח הגלובלית שלה, במטרה ליצור דרכים חדשות לענות על צרכי המטופלים וזאת על ידי שילוב יכולות בתחום פיתוח תרופות יחד עם פיתוח תכשירים, שירותים וטכנולוגיות. הכנסות טבע בשנת 2014 הסתכמו ב-20.3$ מיליארד. למידע נוסף על החברה, בקרו באתר www.tevapharm.com.

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