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Bayer to Present Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Data at American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Annual Meeting
Date:10/22/2015

WHIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare will present several abstracts related to Adempas® (riociguat) at a scientific forum investigating different treatment plans and outcomes associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2015, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, to be held October 24-28 in Montreal, Canada.  

"We continue to refine our understanding of  the role of riociguat in managing pulmonary arterial hypertension, and we look forward to sharing our analyses," said Dario Mirski, MD,vice president and head of U.S. medical affairs at Bayer.  "In addition, we will present the rationale and study design for RESPITE, our Phase IIIb clinical trial with riociguat that is currently recruiting patients worldwide."

The studies Bayer will present include:

  • Rationale and study design of the RESPITE Trial: Riociguat Clinical Effects Studied in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Patients with Insufficient Treatment Response to PDE-5 inhibitors (PDE-5i)
    • Oral Presentation
    • Presentation: Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Convention Center; 513ef
  • Riociguat in combination with endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): A subgroup of analysis of PATENT
    • Poster # 3808
    • Presentation: Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Convention Center; Exhibit Hall
  • Measuring Outcomes in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Not on Active Treatment (MOTION):  A study of the effects of riociguat on patient-reported outcomes and an exploration of telemetric technology in PAH
    • Poster # 3802
    • Presentation: Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Convention Center; Exhibit Hall
  • Riociguat in combination with prostacyclin analogs for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): A subgroup analysis of the PATENT studies
    • Oral Presentation
    • Presentation: Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Convention Center; 513ef

About Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
PAH, a form of PH, is characterized by elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. It is a chronic disease that can lead to heart failure if left untreated. PAH produces symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue, and the severity of symptoms usually correlates with the progression of the disease.1

About Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
CTEPH is a form of pulmonary hypertension in which blood clots and thromboembolic occlusion of the pulmonary vessels leads to increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. The standard treatment for CTEPH is pulmonary endarterectomy, a surgery that clears clots and scar material from the blood vessels of the lung. However, 20-40 percent of patients have inoperable CTEPH and the disease persists in up to 35 percent of those who do undergo surgery.2,3,4,5

About Riociguat
Riociguat, licensed in the U.S. as Adempas (riociguat), is a stimulator of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) and is the only treatment approved in the U.S. for use in two types of pulmonary hypertension (WHO Groups 1 and 4).

Riociguat is indicated for the treatment of adults with persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), (WHO Group 4) after surgical treatment, or inoperable CTEPH, to improve exercise capacity and WHO functional class.

Riociguat is also indicated for the treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), (WHO Group 1), to improve exercise capacity, WHO functional class and to delay clinical worsening*.

Efficacy was shown in patients on Adempas monotherapy or in combination with endothelin receptor antagonists or prostanoids. Studies establishing effectiveness of riociguat included predominately patients with WHO functional class II–III and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (61%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (25%).

*Time to clinical worsening was a combined endpoint defined as death (all-cause mortality), heart/lung transplantation, atrial septostomy, hospitalization due to persistent worsening of pulmonary hypertension, start of new PAH-specific treatment, persistent decrease in 6MWD and persistent worsening of WHO functional class.

For all female patients, riociguat is available only through a restricted program called the Adempas Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program.

The development and commercialization of riociguat is part of the worldwide strategic collaboration between Merck & Co., Inc (through a subsidiary) and Bayer AG in the field of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) modulators. Merck is known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Established in October 2014, this collaboration brings together the two leading companies in this field, who both have the stated intent to make full use of this promising  class of compounds. Riociguat, the first sGC stimulator approved and made available to patients, is the first product which is part of this collaboration.

INDICATIONS

Adempas (riociguat) tablets are indicated for the treatment of adults with persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), (WHO Group 4) after surgical treatment, or inoperable CTEPH, to improve exercise capacity and WHO functional class.

  • Adempas is indicated for the treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), (WHO Group 1), to improve exercise capacity, WHO functional class and to delay clinical worsening.*

Efficacy was shown in patients on Adempas monotherapy or in combination with endothelin receptor antagonists or prostanoids. Studies establishing effectiveness included predominantly patients with WHO functional class II–III and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (61%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (25%).

*Time to clinical worsening was a combined endpoint defined as death (all-cause mortality), heart/lung transplantation, atrial septostomy, hospitalization due to persistent worsening of pulmonary hypertension, start of new PAH-specific treatment, persistent decrease in 6MWD and persistent worsening of WHO functional class.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION


WARNING:  EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY

Do not administer Adempas (riociguat) tablets to a pregnant female because it may cause fetal harm.

 

Females of reproductive potential:  Exclude pregnancy before the start of treatment, monthly during treatment, and 1 month after stopping treatment.  Prevent pregnancy during treatment and for one month after stopping treatment by using acceptable methods of contraception.

 

For all female patients, Adempas is available only through a restricted program called the Adempas Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program.

Contraindications

Adempas is contraindicated in:

  • Pregnancy. Adempas may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Adempas was consistently shown to have teratogenic effects when administered to animals. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus
  • Co-administration with nitrates or nitric oxide donors (such as amyl nitrite) in any form.
  • Concomitant administration with specific phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors (such as sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil) or nonspecific PDE inhibitors (such as dipyridamole or theophylline).

Warnings and Precautions

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity. Adempas may cause fetal harm when administered during pregnancy and is contraindicated for use in women who are pregnant. In females of reproductive potential, exclude pregnancy prior to initiation of therapy, advise use of acceptable contraception and obtain monthly pregnancy tests. For females, Adempas is only available through a restricted program under the Adempas REMS Program.

Adempas REMS Program.  Females can only receive Adempas through the Adempas REMS Program, a restricted distribution program.

Important requirements of the Adempas REMS program include the following:

  • Prescribers must be certified with the program by enrolling and completing training.
  • All females, regardless of reproductive potential, must enroll in the Adempas REMS Program prior to initiating Adempas. Male patients are not enrolled in the Adempas REMS Program.
  • Female patients of reproductive potential must comply with the pregnancy testing and contraception requirements.
  • Pharmacies must be certified with the program and must only dispense to patients who are authorized to receive Adempas.

Further information, including a list of certified pharmacies, is available at www.AdempasREMS.com or 1-855-4ADEMPAS.

Hypotension. Adempas reduces blood pressure. Consider the potential for symptomatic hypotension or ischemia in patients with hypovolemia, severe left ventricular outflow obstruction, resting hypotension, autonomic dysfunction, or concomitant treatment with antihypertensives or strong CYP and P-gp/BCRP inhibitors. Consider a dose reduction if patient develops signs or symptoms of hypotension.

Bleeding. In the placebo-controlled clinical trials, serious bleeding occurred in 2.4% of patients taking Adempas compared to 0% of placebo patients. Serious hemoptysis occurred in 5 (1%) patients taking Adempas compared to 0 placebo patients, including one event with fatal outcome. Serious hemorrhagic events also included 2 patients with vaginal hemorrhage, 2 with catheter site hemorrhage, and 1 each with subdural hematoma, hematemesis, and intra-abdominal hemorrhage. 

Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease.  Pulmonary vasodilators may significantly worsen the cardiovascular status of patients with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD). Therefore, administration of Adempas to such patients is not recommended. Should signs of pulmonary edema occur, the possibility of associated PVOD should be considered and if confirmed, discontinue treatment with Adempas.

Most Common Adverse Reactions

  • The most common adverse reactions occurring more frequently (>/=3%) on Adempas than placebo were headache (27% vs 18%), dyspepsia/gastritis (21% vs. 8%), dizziness (20% vs 13%), nausea (14% vs 11%), diarrhea (12% vs 8%), hypotension (10% vs 4%), vomiting (10% vs 7%), anemia (7% vs 2%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (5% vs 2%), and constipation (5% vs 1%).
  • Other events that were seen more frequently in Adempas compared to placebo and potentially related to treatment were: palpitations, nasal congestion, epistaxis, dysphagia, abdominal distension and peripheral edema.

For important risk and use information, please see the full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning, at www.adempas-us.com.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their lives. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2014, the Group employed around 119,000 people and had sales of EUR 42.2 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 3.6 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

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1 Pulmonary Hypertension Association. About Pulmonary Hypertension. Available at: http://www.phassociation.org/AboutPH. Accessed March 25, 2015.

2 Ali, JM et al. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: An underdiagnosed entity? Hosp Pract 2012;40:71–9

3 Condliffe, R et al. Improved outcomes in medically and surgically treated chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008;177:1122-7

4 Freed, DH et al. Survival after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: effect of residual pulmonary hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;141:383-7

5 Humbert, M. Pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: pathophysiology. Eur Respir Rev 2010;19:59–63

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