Teva to Present 8 Abstracts on AJOVY® (fremanezumab-vfrm) Injection and Hold Symposium on Healthcare Disparities at WCN
Extension analyses observed patients taking AJOVY experienced a reduction in migraine and headache days and evaluated disability and health-related quality of life
Online symposium to highlight healthcare and neurology disparities as a major public health issue and discuss the state of diversity in migraine clinical studies, barriers to recruitment, and the need for more inclusive and diverse studies
TEL AVIV, Israel & PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA), today announced that 8 presentations examining Phase 2b/3 data, pooled analyses and open-label extension (OLE) study data for AJOVY (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection will be presented at the 25th World Congress of Neurology (WCN), taking place virtually on Oct. 3-7, 2021.
“The data being presented at this year's WCN meeting aid in expanding our knowledge of migraine so we can continue to better understand this treatment option,” said Matthias Mueller, MD MSc, VP Global Medical Affairs at Teva.
Featured data include pooled analyses of different trials examining outcomes related to efficacy and safety, quality of life and disability in patients with different migraine frequency, patients who have inadequate response to previous preventive treatments, patients within different ethnic subgroups and patients with medication overuse headache.
Addressing healthcare disparities within migraine treatment is a key area of focus. A recent review of literature published in Neurology shows how disparities in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geography, and other factors contribute to the inequitable treatment of those diagnosed with headache disorders.1
Teva will host an online symposium, “Envisioning a More Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable Global Migraine Landscape: Are We Making Progress?” on Oct. 3, from 14:00 – 15:30 CEST. The symposium will be led by Cristina Tassorelli (Chair), with Larry Charleston, Cynthia Armand, Bronwyn Jenkins and Gisela Terwindt, discussing disparities in healthcare and neurology, underrepresentation in neurology and migraine clinical trials, and data on the efficacy and safety of anti-CGRP mAbs in patients with different demographic and non demographic characteristics. This session will also be available for on-demand viewing following the live session.
The symposium is designed to address the following objectives:
- Build awareness of healthcare disparities as a major public health issue by highlighting social determinants of health and defining concepts and terms relevant to understanding health disparities and diversity
- Critique the state of diversity in migraine clinical studies, review barriers to recruitment, and discuss the need for more inclusive and diverse studies
- Examine inclusivity of anti-CGRP mAb clinical studies specifically, and review latest data from diverse sub-populations, e.g. different ethnicities, migraine characteristics and comorbidities
“To help ensure migraine patients are receiving the care they need, it's important to understand all factors that contribute to a person’s health and disease state. Both demographic and non demographic factors are important to consider when treating our patients. We are excited to lead this conversation to help build awareness around health disparities to ensure more equity in neurology treatment,” said Matthias Mueller, MD MSc, VP Global Medical Affairs at Teva.
The full set of abstracts approved by the congress scientific committee and sponsored by Teva include:
- “Fremanezumab Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Higher- and Lower-Frequency Chronic Migraine”
- “Fremanezumab Improves Quality of Life in Patients With High- and Moderate-Frequency Episodic Migraine”
- “Efficacy and Improvements in Disability and Quality-of-Life With Fremanezumab Over 6 Months in Migraine Patients With Inadequate Response by Multiple Prior Preventive Treatment Classes”
- “Reversion From Medication Overuse With Fremanezumab Treatment in Patients With Inadequate Response to Multiple Migraine Preventive Medication Classes”
- “Progressive Improvements in Efficacy and Disability With Fremanezumab in Patients With Medication Overuse And Inadequate Response to Multiple Migraine Preventive Medication Classes”
- “Efficacy Of Fremanezumab in Patients With Chronic and Episodic Migraine Stratified by Migraine Frequency”
- “Efficacy And Tolerability of Fremanezumab for Migraine Preventive Treatment in Korean Patients With Chronic or Episodic Migraine”
- “Pooled Analysis of Safety and Efficacy of Fremanezumab in Different Racial and Ethnic Subgroups of Patients With Migraine”
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U.S. Important Safety Information about AJOVY (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection
Contraindications: AJOVY is contraindicated in patients with serious hypersensitivity to fremanezumab-vfrm or to any of the excipients. Reactions have included anaphylaxis and angioedema.
Hypersensitivity Reactions: Hypersensitivity reactions, including rash, pruritus, drug hypersensitivity, and urticaria were reported with AJOVY in clinical trials. Most reactions were mild to moderate, but some led to discontinuation or required corticosteroid treatment. Most reactions were reported from within hours to one month after administration. Cases of anaphylaxis and angioedema have been reported in the postmarketing setting. If a hypersensitivity reaction occurs, consider discontinuing AJOVY and institute appropriate therapy.
Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions in clinical trials (≥5% and greater than placebo) were injection site reactions.
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1 Kiarashi J, VanderPluym J, Szperka CL, et al. Factors associated with, and mitigation strategies for, healthcare disparities faced by patients with headache disorders. Neurology. Published online June 9, 2021. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000012261.
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