Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. To Present Health Outcomes Data Supporting Brovana® (Arformoterol Tartrate) Inhalation Solution In Patients With COPD At The 2015 American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) announced today that new Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) analyses for Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate) Inhalation Solution will be presented at the 2015 American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting (CHEST), taking place October 24-28, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. The company will present two retrospective database analyses comparing readmission rates among patients hospitalized for COPD who were treated with nebulized arformoterol tartrate compared to inhaled tiotropium or inhaled fluticasone/salmeterol.
“These analyses assess the potential of long-acting bronchodilator nebulization, an often overlooked and underutilized modality, in comparison to other leading inhaled therapies to address hospital readmissions. Sunovion is committed to understanding and sharing critical health outcomes information that may improve current treatment paradigms for COPD patients.”
“Despite available treatments, at least 20 percent of all patients hospitalized with COPD will be readmitted within 30-days,” said Krithika Rajagopalan, Head of Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Sunovion.1 “These analyses assess the potential of long-acting bronchodilator nebulization, an often overlooked and underutilized modality, in comparison to other leading inhaled therapies to address hospital readmissions. Sunovion is committed to understanding and sharing critical health outcomes information that may improve current treatment paradigms for COPD patients.”
Further details about the Sunovion presentations at CHEST 2015 are available below.
BROVANA Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Data Presented at CHEST 2015:
- Hospital Readmissions Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treated with Arformoterol or Tiotropium - 3390; October 28, 2015; 1:30-2:30
- Hospital Readmissions Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treated with Arformoterol or Fluticasone/Salmeterol - 3391; October 28, 2015; 1:30-2:30
About Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate)
Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate) Inhalation Solution is indicated for the long-term, twice-daily (morning and evening) maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. BROVANA is for use by nebulization only.
Important Safety Information for BROVANA
WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH
Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABA) increase the risk of asthma-related death. Data from a large placebo-controlled US study that compared the safety of another long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) or placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma-related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of LABA, including arformoterol, the active ingredient in BROVANA (see WARNINGS). The safety and efficacy of BROVANA in patients with asthma have not been established. All LABA, including BROVANA, are contraindicated in patients with asthma without use of a long-term asthma control medication (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
BROVANA is not indicated for the treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm, i.e., rescue therapy, and does not replace fast-acting rescue inhalers. BROVANA should not be initiated in patients with acutely deteriorating COPD, which may be a life-threatening condition.
BROVANA should not be used in conjunction with other inhaled, long-acting beta2-agonists. BROVANA should not be used with other medications containing long-acting beta2-agonists.Patients who have been taking inhaled short-acting beta2-agonists on a regular basis should be instructed to discontinue their regular use and to use them only for symptomatic relief for acute respiratory symptoms.
All LABA, including BROVANA, are contraindicated in patients with asthma without use of a long-term asthma control medication.
As with other inhaled beta2-agonists, BROVANA can produce paradoxical bronchospasm that may be life-threatening. If paradoxical bronchospasm occurs, BROVANA should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy instituted.
BROVANA, like other beta2-agonists, can produce a clinically significant cardiovascular effect in some patients as measured by increases in pulse rate, blood pressure, and/or symptoms.
BROVANA should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension; in patients with convulsive disorders or thyrotoxicosis; and in patients who are unusually responsive to sympathomimetic amines.
BROVANA, as with other beta2-agonists, should be administered with extreme caution to patients being treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, or drugs known to prolong the corrected QT interval (QTc) because the action of adrenergic agonists on the cardiovascular system may be potentiated by these agents.
Overall efficacy of BROVANA was maintained throughout the 12-week trial duration. Some tolerance to the bronchodilator effect of BROVANA was observed after 6 weeks of dosing (at the end of the dosing interval), although the trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) improvement remained statistically significant. This was not accompanied by other clinical manifestations of tolerance.
The five most common adverse events reported with frequency =2% in patients taking BROVANA, and occurring more frequently than in patients taking placebo, were pain (8% vs 5%), chest pain (7% vs 6%), back pain (6% vs 2%), diarrhea (6% vs 4%), and sinusitis (5% vs 4%).For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for BROVANA.
For additional information, please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for BROVANA (arformoterol tartrate) Inhalation Solution.
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About Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion)
Sunovion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the innovative application of science and medicine to help people with serious medical conditions. Sunovion’s spirit of innovation is driven by the conviction that scientific excellence paired with meaningful advocacy and relevant education can improve lives. The Company has charted new paths to life-transforming treatments that reflect ongoing investments in research and development and an unwavering commitment to support people with psychiatric, neurological, and respiratory conditions. Sunovion’s track record of discovery, development and commercialization of important therapies has included Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate), Latuda® (lurasidone HCI), and most recently Aptiom® (eslicarbazepine acetate).
Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass. Sunovion is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd., based in London, England, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada, Inc., based in Mississauga, Ontario, are wholly-owned direct subsidiaries of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Additional information can be found on the Company’s web site: www.sunovion.com. Connect with Sunovion on Twitter @Sunovion and LinkedIn.
About Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma is a top-ten listed pharmaceutical company in Japan. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma aims to produce innovative pharmaceutical products in the Psychiatry & Neurology area and the Oncology area, which have been designated as the focus therapeutic areas. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma is based on the merger in 2005 between Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Today, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma has about 7,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma is available through its corporate website at www.ds-pharma.com.
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BROVANA is a registered trademark of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon
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1 Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D., David H. Au, M.D., M.S., Jennifer Podulka, M.P.Aff. Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2008. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. September 2011.
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