2020年5月18日，中国上海 – 梯瓦医药信息咨询（上海）有限公司今日宣布旗下创新药物安泰坦®（氘代丁苯那嗪片）经中国国家药品监督管理局（NMPA）优先审评审批后，正式获批用于治疗与亨廷顿病（HD）有关的舞蹈病及成人迟发性运动障碍（TD）。中国是美国之后全球第二个批准该药物的国家。安泰坦®使用的氘代技术给予了活性成分良好的药代动力学曲线，从而允许减少给药频率，同时显示出对HD舞蹈病和成人迟发性运动障碍患者的有效性和可接受的安全性和耐受性。
May 18th, 2020, Shanghai—Teva China today announced that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved AUSTEDO® (Deutetrabenazine Tablet) for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD) and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) in adults after a priority review. China is the second country in the world after the U.S. to have approved AUSTEDO®. The deuterium technology used in AUSTEDO® confers a favorable pharmacokinetics profile of the active ingredient, so as to allow a reduced dosing frequency, while demonstrating efficacy in HD chorea and in TD patients with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile, .
亨廷顿病是一种罕见的致命的神经退化性疾病，亚洲每十万人中大约有0.4人患病，平均发病年龄为40岁。舞蹈病 - 无意识的，随机和突然的，扭动和/或转动的运动 – 是这种疾病最为显著的表现之一并发生在大约90%的病人当中。
A rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, Huntington's Disease has an overall prevalence rate in Asian of 0.40/100,000, with an average age at onset of 40 years.3 Chorea – involuntary, random and sudden, twisting and/or writhing movements – is one of the most striking physical manifestations of this disease and occurs in approximately 90% of patients.
Tardive dyskinesia is a debilitating movement disorder characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk and extremities. The prevalence of TD in China is 33.7%4 in individuals with Schizophrenia receiving long-term treatment with antipsychotics and can be caused by certain medications used to treat mental health conditions, which means that up to one third of treated Schizophrenia patients may have TD. The disease not only affects the treatment adherence of patients, but also affects their quality of life and their social functioning5. Currently, there is no obviously effective treatment for TD available in China.
"Chorea associated with HD as well as TD in adults are serious neurological disorders, which impact the daily functionality of patients and their quality of life. Because traditional therapies are extremely limited and there are no evidence-based guidelines to follow, patients really need new therapies that are safe and effective.” said Professor Pei Zhong, Director of the Neurology Department, the First Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, “With its proven data from clinical trials, AUSTEDO® provides a novel treatment for China’s population with HD chorea and TD, making it possible to further improve their quality of life with an acceptable safety profile."
“我们非常感谢国家药品监督管理局药品审评中心对于罕见病创新药物的重视，使得安泰坦®被纳入临床急需境外新药名单（第一批），并且进入优先审评审批通道，在短短4个月内完成获批。自此，安泰坦®成为中国首个获批的氘代药物，中国也成为该药在全球范围内获批的第二个国家。”梯瓦大中华区总经理Larry E. Merizalde表示。
"We are very grateful to the Center for Drug Evaluation, NMPA, for taking innovative rare disease drugs so seriously, putting AUSTEDO® on the List of Overseas New Drugs Urgently Needed in Clinical Settings (the First Batch) and granting it priority review, so that it could be approved in just 4 months for the benefit of Chinese patients. This makes AUSTEDO® the first deuterated drug approved in China, and also makes China the second country to approve AUSTEDO® after the United States." said Larry E. Merizalde, Greater China General Manager at Teva.
"This is an inspiring opportunity for Teva, to bring a new treatment option for conditions where the unmet need is so significant," added Gianfranco Nazzi, Executive Vice President International Markets at Teva. "As a global leader in generic and specialty medicines, we are dedicated to providing high-quality drugs, increasing accessibility to medicines and improvingpatients' health worldwide. We will continue to focus on urgent clinical needs of Chinese patients, working closely with various stakeholders to facilitate the launch of innovative drugs in China and help achieve the 'Healthy China 2030' vision."
AUSTEDO® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2017. It is the first deuterated product approved by the FDA and only the second product approved in Chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD).6 Currently, the drug is approved in two countries: the U.S. and China. Approved indications in the U.S. include Chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD) and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) in adults. The FDA’s approval of AUSTEDO® represents an important new treatment option for people with HD and highlights the need for more therapeutic resources for this underserved patient community, and the TD indication was approved as breakthrough therapy. We believe physicians treating tardive dyskinesia will appreciate the therapy’s dosing flexibility and the ability to focus on directly treating the movement disorder and not disrupt the ongoing treatment for the underlying condition7.
安泰坦®获批用于治疗与亨廷顿病有关的舞蹈病，是基于一项90名患有明显亨廷顿病相关的舞蹈病患者参与的随机，双盲，安慰剂对照，多中心试验，主要临床评价指标为舞蹈病症状最高总评分（Total Maximal Chorea Score, TMC评分）。研究结果表明安泰坦®：
- 具有显著的治疗效果：氘代丁苯那嗪组平均TMC评分改善幅度为4.4（安慰剂组1.9，P＜0.0001），TMC评分提升6分以上的患者比例为33%（安慰剂组2%）。根据统一评定量表（Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale, UHDRS），氘代丁苯那嗪组平均改善幅度为7.4（安慰剂组3.4，P=0.002）。
- 可显著提高治疗成功率：根据患者整体印象变化量表（Patient Global Impression of Change, PGIC），氘代丁苯那嗪组治疗成功率为51%（安慰剂组20%，P=0.002）；根据临床疗效总评量表（Clinical Global Impression of Change, CGIC），氘代丁苯那嗪组治疗成功率为42%（安慰剂组13%，P=0.002）。
About Clinical Trial of Huntington's disease (HD)
The efficacy of AUSTEDO® as a treatment for chorea associated with Huntington's disease was established in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial conducted in 90 ambulatory patients with manifest chorea associated with Huntington’s disease, the main clinical evaluation index was Total Maximal Chorea (TMC) Scores of HD. The research results showed that AUSTEDO®:
- Had a significant treatment effect: TMC score for patients receiving AUSTEDO® improved by approximately 4.4 units from baseline to the maintenance period (compared to 1.9 units in the placebo group, P<0.001). 33% of patients increased TMC score by at least 6 units (compared to 2% of patients in the placebo group). According to Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS), the average improvement for patients receiving AUSTEDO® was 7.4 units (compared to 3.4 units in the placebo group, P=0.002).
- Significantly improved the treatment success rate: According to Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC), the success rate for patients receiving AUSTEDO® was 51% (compared to 20% in the placebo group, P=0.002). According to Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC), the success rate for patients receiving AUSTEDO® was 42% (compared to 13% in the placebo group, P=0.002).
- Has a favorable safety profile, with low rates of neuropsychiatric events in patients starting therapy.
- 具有显著的治疗效果：治疗第12周氘代丁苯那嗪组的异常不自主运动量（Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale，AIMS）评分改善幅度为3.3（安慰剂组1.5，P<0.001），AIMS评分提升50%以上的患者比例为33%（安慰剂组12%，P=0.007）。
About Clinical Trial of Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) in Adults9
The approval was based on results from two Phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group studies, which proved that AUSTEDO®:
- Has a significant treatment effect: Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) score for patients receiving AUSTEDO® improved by 3.3 units in the week 12 (compared to 1.5 units in the placebo group, P<0.001). 33% of patients increased AIMS score by 50% (compared to 12% of patients in the placebo group, P=0.007).
- Improved the treatment success rate: In a pooled analysis of the ARM-TD and AIM-TD studies, the odds of treatment success in patients treated with deutetrabenazine were more than double the odds in those given placebo (2.1; P=0.005), and mean CGIC score was higher in deutetrabenazine-treated patients (48%) compared with placebo (30%) at Week 12.
- Has a favorable safety profile and is well tolerated. Deutetrabenazine does not adverselyimpact measures of somnolence, weight, or cardiometabolic factors.
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The approval of AUSTEDO® represents an important step for Teva’s presence in China, and we look forward to continuing to provide patients in the Chinese market with products of high quality and efficacy. We plan to launch AUSTEDO® in the first half of next year, to help millions of patients in China with high-quality innovative drugs.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the launch of AUSTEDO® for treating Chorea associated with Huntington's Disease and Tardive Dyskinesia in adults in China, which are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to:
• uncertainty of the commercial success of AUSTEDO;
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