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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Immediate Availability of Degarelix for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date:3/4/2009

New Drug Provides Rapid and Sustained Suppression of Testosterone

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals, USA today announced the U.S. commercial availability of degarelix for injection (trade name pending), a new injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hormone sensitive advanced prostate cancer. Degarelix is available for order through traditional and specialty pharmacy distributors.

Degarelix provides fast, long-term suppression of testosterone, a hormone that stimulates prostate cancer growth.(1-3) Clinical trials demonstrated that degarelix is effective in quickly reducing and sustaining castrate levels of testosterone.(2,3) Degarelix works differently than a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist by binding immediately and reversibly to GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, quickly reducing the release of gonadotropins and consequently testosterone. In the Phase III study vs. leuprolide, the degarelix group achieved a 90 percent decrease in median testosterone levels at Day 3 of treatment, compared with the leuprolide group, which experienced a 65 percent increase in median testosterone levels. By Day 3, 96 percent of degarelix patients achieved castrate levels of testosterone, compared with zero percent receiving leuprolide. In addition, degarelix was as effective as leuprolide in suppressing testosterone levels from Day 28 to the end of the study (Day 364), with 97.2 percent of the degarelix patients maintaining medical castrate levels compared with 96.4 percent for leuprolide.

Study findings also showed that prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels were lowered by 64 percent two weeks after administration of degarelix, 85 percent after one month, 95 percent after three months, and remained suppressed throughout the one year of treatment.(1,2)
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