Radius Health Files sNDA for TYMLOS® in Men with Osteoporosis
- Filed sNDA with the FDA ahead of schedule on Friday, February 25, 2022
- Filing based on the positive ATOM study data previously announced on October 18, 2021
- There is a 10-month FDA review
BOSTON, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radius Health Inc. (“Radius” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RDUS) provided a business progress and regulatory update.
On February 25, 2022, the Company filed a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for TYMLOS (abaloparatide) subcutaneous injection in men with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.
The sNDA filing will be a 10-month FDA review and is based on data from the Phase 3 ATOM study that was announced on October 18, 2021. The ATOM study met the primary endpoint of change in lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) at 12 months compared to placebo as well as secondary endpoints relating to BMD changes in hip and femoral neck.
Bruce Mitlak MD, the Chief Medical Officer of Radius, provided important commentary by emphasizing, “although osteoporosis is known to affect postmenopausal women, 30% of all hip fractures occur in men. Additionally, approximately 20% of men over 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. While the prevalence of fragility fractures is greater in women, fracture-related mortality is more common in men even after considering co-morbidities, medications, and changes in background mortality.”
Dr. Mitlak added, “The ATOM study demonstrated abaloparatide resulted in significant increases in BMD at the lumbar spine and hip. The filing of the sNDA is an important step towards making abaloparatide available for men with osteoporosis.”
The Company plans to present the full data set from the ATOM study at the upcoming American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) Annual Meeting on May 12-14, 2022.
Radius is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs in the areas of bone health, orphan diseases, and oncology. Radius’ lead product, TYMLOS® (abaloparatide) injection, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. The Radius clinical pipeline includes investigational abaloparatide injection for potential use in the treatment of men with osteoporosis; an investigational abaloparatide transdermal system for potential use in the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; the investigational drug, elacestrant (RAD1901), for potential use in the treatment of hormone-receptor positive breast cancer out-licensed to Menarini Group; and the investigational drug RAD011, a synthetic cannabidiol oral solution with potential utilization in multiple endocrine, neurological, and metabolic orphan diseases, initially targeting Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Infantile Spasms.
About TYMLOS (abaloparatide) injection
TYMLOS (abaloparatide) injection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture defined as history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy.
About ATOM Phase 3 Study
The ATOM Phase 3 study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess efficacy and safety of abaloparatide injection in 228 men with osteoporosis. The primary endpoint was the change in lumbar spine BMD at 12 months compared with placebo.
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