טבע מודיעה על השקת גרסה גנרית מאושרת של משחת ®ESTRACE בארה"ב
טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ(NYSE and TASE: TEVA) הודיעה היום על השקת גרסה גנרית מאושרת של משחת ®Estrace (משחת estradiol וגינאלית, USP, 0.01%), בארה"ב.
ירושלים, 2 בינואר, 2018– טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ(NYSE and TASE: TEVA) הודיעה היום על השקת גרסה גנרית מאושרת של משחת ®Estrace (משחת estradiol וגינאלית, USP, 0.01%), בארה"ב.
משחת estradiol וגינאלית, USP, 0.01% מותווית לטיפול בסימפטומים בינוניים עד חריפים של אטרופיה נרתיקית הנגרמת בשל הפסקת וסת. השקה זו היא תוספת חשובה לפורטפוליו מוצרי בריאות האישה הגנרי של טבע ולשורת הטיפולים הצומחת של טבע להפסקת וסת.
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 7 מרשמים גנריים הניתנים בארה"ב הוא למוצר של טבע.
המכירות השנתיות של משחת estradiol וגינאלית, USP, 0.01% בארה"ב עמדו על כ-426 מיליון דולר, על פי נתוני ה-IMS נכון לאוגוסט 2017.
About Estradiol Vaginal Cream, USP, 0.01%
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Estradiol Vaginal Cream, USP is indicated in the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Estradiol Vaginal Cream, USP should not be used in: women with undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding; known, suspected or history of breast cancer; known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia; active deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or a history of these conditions; active arterial thromboembolic disease (for example, stroke, myocardial infarction) or a history of these conditions; known anaphylactic reaction or angioedema to Estradiol Vaginal Cream, USP; liver dysfunction or disease; thrombophilic disorders; known or suspected pregnancy.
Estrogens increase the risk of gallbladder disease. Discontinue estrogen if hypercalcemia, sudden partial or complete loss of vision, hypertriglyceridemia, or cholestatic jaundice occurs. Patients dependent on thyroid hormone replacement therapy should have their thyroid function monitored in order to maintain their free thyroid hormone levels in an acceptable range. Endometriosis may be exacerbated in women treated post-hysterectomy with estrogen-alone therapy. The addition of progestins should be considered in these patients.
The most common side effects include: headache, breast tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, stomach/abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and vomiting, hair loss, and vaginal burning, irritation, and itching. Systemic absorption may occur with the use of Estradiol Vaginal Cream, USP. The warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions associated with oral estrogen treatment should be taken into account.
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, 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:
uncertainties relating to the potential benefits and success of our new structure and recent senior management changes as well as the potential success and our ability to effectively execute a restructuring plan;
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 specialty medicines business, including: competition for our specialty products, especially Copaxone®, our leading medicine, which faces competition from existing and potential additional generic versions and orally-administered alternatives; our ability to achieve expected results from investments in our product pipeline; competition from companies with greater resources and capabilities; and the effectiveness of our patents and other measures to protect our intellectual property rights;
our substantially increased indebtedness and significantly decreased cash on hand, which may limit our ability to incur additional indebtedness, engage in additional transactions or make new investments, and may result in a downgrade of our credit ratings;
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;the restructuring of our manufacturing network, including potential related labor unrest; the impact of continuing consolidation of our distributors and customers; variations in patent laws that may adversely affect our ability to manufacture our products; our ability to consummate dispositions on terms acceptable to us; adverse effects of political or economic instability, major hostilities or terrorism on our significant worldwide operations; and our ability to successfully bid for suitable acquisition targets or licensing opportunities, or to consummate and integrate acquisitions;
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;
other financial and economic risks, including: our exposure to currency fluctuations and restrictions as well as credit risks; the significant increase in our intangible assets, which may result in additional substantial impairment charges; potentially significant increases in tax liabilities; and the effect on our overall effective tax rate of the termination or expiration of governmental programs or tax benefits, or of a change in our business;
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.