Bristol-Myers Squibb to Present Data from Multiple Studies of Difficult-to-Treat Chronic Hepatitis C Patients at AASLD
Real-world use of Daklinza-based regimens complements clinical findings across various HCV patient populations
Results of ALLY-3+ trial in genotype 3 HCV patients with cirrhosis to provide new insights into treating this patient population
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
"We are aiming to ultimately help a diverse range of hepatitis C patient populations."
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today that 17 abstracts have been accepted for presentation at The Liver Meeting® 2015, the annual meeting of The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) 2015, taking place in San Francisco, CA., from November 13 - 17.
· Real-world data in chronic hepatitis C (HCV) populations, including genotype 3 patients, post-liver transplant patients, patients with advanced liver disease (including decompensated cirrhosis) and those coinfected with HIV.
· Late-breaking data from the ALLY-3+ clinical trial, a study of Daklinza (daclatasvir) and sofosbuvir with ribavirin in genotype 3 HCV patients with cirrhosis.
"The data to be presented at this year's AASLD conference reinforces Bristol-Myers Squibb's ongoing commitment to investigating Daklinza-based treatments that could address the still-challenging needs of many patients living with chronic viral hepatitis C," said Douglas Manion, M.D., head of Specialty Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "We are aiming to ultimately help a diverse range of hepatitis C patient populations."
The complete list of Bristol-Myers Squibb data presentations follows. More information is available at http://www.aasld.org/.
About Bristol-Myers Squibb in HCV
Bristol-Myers Squibb's research efforts are focused on advancing compounds to deliver the most value to HCV patients with high unmet needs. At the core of our portfolio is Daklinza, a NS5A complex inhibitor which continues to be investigated in multiple treatment regimens and in patients with high disease burden.
In July 2014, Japan became the first country in the world to approve the use of a Daklinza-based regimen for the treatment of chronic HCV. Since then, Daklinza-based regimens have been approved in more than 50 countries, including the United States, across Europe, and in numerous other countries in Central and South America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Indication and Important Safety Information - Daklinza™ (daclatasvir)
Daklinza™ (daclatasvir) is indicated for use with sofosbuvir for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection.
Limitations of Use:
· Sustained virologic response (SVR) rates are reduced in HCV genotype 3-infected patients with cirrhosis receiving Daklinza in combination with sofosbuvir for 12 weeks.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
· Drugs Contraindicated with Daklinza: strong inducers of CYP3A that may lead to loss of efficacy of Daklinza include, but are not limited to:
· Phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum).
WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS
-- Risk of Adverse Reactions or Loss of Virologic Response Due to Drug Interactions: Coadministration of Daklinza and other drugs may result in known or potentially significant drug interactions. Interactions may include the loss of therapeutic effect of Daklinza and possible development of resistance, dosage adjustments for other agents or Daklinza, possible clinically significant adverse events from greater exposure for the other agents or Daklinza.
· Serious Symptomatic Bradycardia When Coadministered with Sofosbuvir and Amiodarone: Post-marketing cases of symptomatic bradycardia and cases requiring pacemaker intervention have been reported when amiodarone is coadministered with sofosbuvir in combination with another direct-acting antiviral, including Daklinza. A fatal cardiac arrest was reported with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir.
· Coadministration of amiodarone with Daklinza in combination with sofosbuvir is not recommended. For patients taking amiodarone who have no alternative treatment options, patients should undergo cardiac monitoring, as outlined in Section 5.2 of the prescribing information.
· Bradycardia generally resolved after discontinuation of HCV treatment.
· Patients also taking beta blockers or those with underlying cardiac comorbidities and/or advanced liver disease may be at increased risk for symptomatic bradycardia with coadministration of amiodarone.
· The most common adverse reactions were (≥ 5%): headache (14%), fatigue (14%), nausea (8%), and diarrhea (5%).
· CYP3A: Daklinza is a substrate. Moderate or strong inducers may decrease plasma levels and effect of Daklinza. Strong inhibitors (e.g., clarithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir) may increase plasma levels of Daklinza.
· P-gp, OATP 1B1 and 1B3, and BCRP: Daklinza is an inhibitor, and may increase exposure to substrates, potentially increasing or prolonging their adverse effect.
See Section 7 of the Full Prescribing Information for additional established and other potentially significant drug interactions and related dose modification recommendations.
Daklinza in Pregnancy: No data with Daklinza in pregnant women are available to inform a drug-associated risk. Animal studies of Daklinza at exposure above the recommended human dose have shown maternal and embryofetal toxicity. Consider the benefits and risks of Daklinza when prescribing Daklinza to a pregnant woman.
Nursing Mothers: Daklinza was excreted into the milk of lactating rats; it is not known if Daklinza is excreted into human milk. Consider the benefits and risks to the mother and infant when breastfeeding.
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