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Daiichi Sankyo's Once-Daily Edoxaban Shows Comparable Efficacy and Superiority for the Principal Safety Endpoint Compared to Warfarin in a Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of Symptomatic VTE and Prevention of its Recurrence
Date:8/31/2013

y efficacy outcome was the recurrence of symptomatic VTE, defined as the composite of recurrent symptomatic DVT, non-fatal symptomatic PE and fatal PE in patients during the 12-month study period. The principal safety outcome was clinically relevant bleeding (major or non-major) occurring during or within three days of interrupting or stopping study treatment. Secondary efficacy outcomes included the composite clinical outcome of symptomatic recurrent DVT, non-fatal symptomatic recurrent PE and all-cause mortality.1

The study is named after the famous Japanese artist and painter Katsushika Hokusai.

About Venous Thromboembolism

VTE is an umbrella term for two conditions, DVT and PE. DVT is a blood clot found anywhere in the deep veins of the legs, while PE occurs when part of a clot detaches and lodges in the pulmonary arteries, causing a potentially fatal condition.2

VTE is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide with an annual incidence of approximately one per 1,000 in developed countries, including an estimated 430,000 PE events, 680,000 DVT events and 540,000 deaths each year in the EU.3,4 In the U.S., it is currently estimated that more than 950,000 VTE events and approximately 300,000 VTE related deaths occur each year.5,6 Thirty percent of people with VTE die within one month of diagnosis and about 20% of those with PE experience sudden death.7

About Edoxaban

Edoxaban is an investigational, oral, once-daily anticoagulant that specifically and reversibly inhibits factor Xa, which is an important factor in the coagulation system that leads to blood clotting.8 The global edoxaban clinical trial program includes two phase 3 clinical studies, Hokusai-VTE and ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective aNticoaGulation with Factor XA Next GEneration in Atrial Fibrillation), which are evaluating edoxaban, administered once-daily, for treatment and prevention of re
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