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טבע מודיעה על בלעדיות נוספת ל- TREANDA® בהזרקה

מעמד תרופת יתום יחד עם הארכה לטיפול בילדים מעניקים בלעדיות רגולטורית עד סוף אפריל 2016 לטיפול בלימפומה שאינה הודג'קין איטית


ירושלים, 27 בנובמבר, 2013 – טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ (NYSE: TEVA) הודיעה היום כי מנהל התרופות והמזון האמריקאי (FDA) העניק בלעדיות מסוג תרופת יתום ל- TREANDA® עד סוף אוקטובר 2015 לטיפול בלימפומה שאינה הודג'קין איטית (iNHL) שהתדרדרה במהלך או לאחר 6 חודשי טיפול עם Rituximab או טיפול תרופתי המכיל Rituximab. מעמד תרופת יתום מוענק לטיפולים המיועדים לטיפול במחלות או תופעות המשפיעות על פחות
 מ- 200,000 מטופלים בארה"ב. בשילוב עם בלעדיות לטיפול בילדים אשר נתנה בעבר עבור TREANDA®, הבלעדיות הרגולטורית לטיפול זה הוארכה כעת עד לסוף אפריל 2016.


"מאז 2008, TREANDA® משחקת תפקיד משמעותי בטיפול בחולים הסובלים מלימפומה שאינה
 הודג'קין איטית (iNHL) שהתדרדרה," אמר ביל קמפבל, סגן נשיא ומנהל כללי של טבע אונקולוגיה. "אנחנו מרוצים מכך שה- FDA הכיר במחויבותינו לטפל בחולים הסובלים מסוג נדיר של מחלת הסרטן."


TREANDA® מאושרת לשימוש גם עבור מטופלים הסובלים מלוקמיה לימפוציטים כרונית (CLL). ל-TREANDA® יש מעמד תרופת יתום עבור הטיפול במחלה זו, אשר מעניק לה בלעדיות עד סוף מרץ 2015. בתוספת לבלעדיות של שישה חודשים לטיפול בילדים, טיפול זה זוכה לבלעדיות עד ל- 20 בספטמבר 2015.


מכירותיה נטו של TREANDA® בארה"ב ברבעון השלישי של 2013 הסתכמו ב- 531$ מיליון.


Indications

TREANDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Efficacy relative to first-line therapies other than chlorambucil has not been established.


TREANDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that has progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab or a rituximab-containing regimen.


Important Safety Information

  • Allergic Reactions: Patients with a known allergic response to bendamustine should not take TREANDA.
  • Serious Side Effects: TREANDA may cause serious side effects, including low blood cell counts, infections, unexpected responses to TREANDA when placed in your blood, sudden and severe allergic responses, kidney failure due to fast breakdown of cancer cells, other cancers, and leaking of TREANDA out of your vein and into your surrounding skin. Some of these side effects, such as low blood counts, infections, and severe allergic skin responses (when TREANDA was given with allopurinol and other medications known to cause severe allergic skin responses), have caused death. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects.
  • Changes in Therapy: Some serious side effects may require changes in therapy, such as lowering the amount of TREANDA given, stopping the use of TREANDA, or waiting longer than expected between doses of TREANDA.
  • Pregnancy: Women should avoid becoming pregnant while using TREANDA because it may cause fetal harm if you take TREANDA while pregnant.
  • Most Common Side Effects: The most common non-blood-related side effects associated with TREANDA (occurring in ≥15% of patients) are nausea, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, constipation, loss of appetite, cough, headache, weight loss, difficulty breathing, rash, and mouth irritation. The most common blood-related side effects associated with TREANDA (frequency ≥15%) are decreased number of three different types of white blood cells (infection-fighting cells), low red blood cells (oxygen-carrying cells), and low platelets (blood-clotting cells).


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About TREANDA (bendamustine HCI) Injection

TREANDA was approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in March 2008. Efficacy relative to first line therapies other than chlorambucil has not been established. TREANDA received its second approval in October 2008 for the treatment of patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that has progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab or a rituximab-containing regimen.


TREANDA has a unique chemical structure that is synthesized to combine an alkylating group and a purine-like benzimidazole component. Though the exact mechanism of action of TREANDA remains unknown, bendamustine is active against both quiescent and dividing cells. Preclinical studies suggest that TREANDA may lead to cell death by a process known as apoptosis (programmed cell death) as well as by an alternate cell death pathway which disrupts normal cell division known as mitotic catastrophe (a non-apoptotic pathway).


About Indolent Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a disease in which cancer cells form in the lymphatic tissue in the body. Because lymph tissue is found throughout the body, NHL can begin almost anywhere in the body and spread to almost any tissue or organ. There are approximately 60 different types of NHL, which are formed from either B-cells or T-cells. The majority of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (80 to 90 percent) are formed by B-cells. Types of NHL are generally divided into two categories–indolent and aggressive. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in the U.S., 69,740 people will be diagnosed with NHL and 19,020 will die from the disease in 2013.


Indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas (iNHL) are slow-growing lymphomas. The median survival of patients with indolent lymphoma is approximately 10 years. Indolent lymphomas are often responsive to therapy but usually relapse. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, about 40 percent of NHL cases are indolent in the U.S. Patients living with NHL may experience signs and symptoms such as fever, sweating, excessive fatigue and weight loss.


About Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of four main types of leukemia. CLL begins with a change to a single white blood cell, or lymphocyte, of the bone marrow. Over time, the CLL cells multiply, replacing normal lymphocytes in the marrow and lymph nodes. As the amount of lymphocytes increases in the blood and bone marrow, there is less room for healthy white and red blood cells as well as platelets, which may result in infection, anemia and bleeding.


אודות טבע

טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ (NYSE: TEVA) היא חברת תרופות גלובלית המחויבת לפיתוח ולשיווק תרופות באיכות גבוהה בהישג יד בכל מקום בעולם. החברה, שבסיסה בישראל, עוסקת ביצור תרופות גנריות, תרופות ייחודיות וממותגות ובייצור חומרי גלם פעילים לתעשייה הפרמצבטית.


טבע מובילה את שוק התרופות הגנריות העולמי, עם נוכחות ביותר מ-60 מדינות ועם סל תרופות של למעלה מ- 1,000 מולקולות הנמכר ביותר מ-120 שווקים. התרופות הייחודיות והממותגות של החברה מתמקדות בתחומי מערכת העצבים המרכזית, האונקולוגיה, הכאב, הנשימה ובריאות האישה, כמו גם בתחום התרופות הביולוגיות. טבע מעסיקה כיום כ- 46,000 איש. מכירות החברה הסתכמו בשנת 2012 ב- 20.3 מיליארד דולר.


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