Teva to Present Oncology Data at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE:TEVA) today announced that data on GRANIX® (tbo-filgrastim) Injection, TREANDA® (bendamustine HCl) Injection and TRISENOX® (arsenic trioxide) Injection will be presented during poster sessions at the 2016 ASH Annual Meeting to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on December 3-6, 2016. Additional bendamustine abstracts were also accepted for publication in an online issue of Blood to be issued during the annual meeting.

“We look forward to sharing real world data and outcomes research from our Oncology portfolio that provide deeper insights into our products,” said Richard Nieman, M.D., Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Teva Pharmaceuticals. “The presentations at this year’s ASH Meeting further highlight Teva’s commitment to providing innovative medicines that positively impact our healthcare system, treatment and management of disease, and the lives of people, particularly those affected by cancer.”

Teva-sponsored data to be presented include:

GRANIX® (tbo-filgrastim) Injection

  • P2504: Real-World Safety Experience for Short-Acting Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor.
    • This abstract will be presented during Granulocytes, Monocytes, and Macrophages on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Hall GH
  • P2407: Budget Impact Analysis of Treating Chemotherapy Patients with Health Care Provider-Administered Tbo-Filgrastim, Filgrastim-Sndz, and Filgrastim in the United States.
    • This abstract will be presented during Outcomes Research—Malignant Conditions on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Hall GH
  • P4786: Budget Impact Analysis of Treating Chemotherapy Patients with Patient-Administered Tbo-Filgrastim, Filgrastim-Sndz, and Filgrastim in the United States.
    • This abstract will be presented during Outcomes Research—Malignant Conditions on Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Hall GH

TREANDA® (bendamustine HCl) Injection

  • P2406: Differences in Healthcare Utilization in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Patient Treated With Bendamustine plus Rituximab (BR) Versus Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab (FCR).
    • This abstract will be presented during Outcomes Research—Malignant Conditions on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Hall GH

TRISENOX® (arsenic trioxide) Injection

  • P4034: Long-Term Safety Experience with Arsenic Trioxide in Patients with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.
    • This abstract will be presented during Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Commercially Available Therapy, excluding Transplantation on Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Hall GH

GRANIX® (tbo-filgrastim) Injection


GRANIX is a leukocyte growth factor indicated to reduce the duration of severe neutropenia in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.

Important Safety Information for GRANIX® (tbo-filgrastim) Injection

  • Splenic rupture: Splenic rupture, including fatal cases, can occur following the administration of human granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (hG-CSFs). Discontinue GRANIX and evaluate for an enlarged spleen or splenic rupture in patients who report upper abdominal or shoulder pain after receiving GRANIX.
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): ARDS can occur in patients receiving hG-CSFs. Evaluate patients who develop fever and lung infiltrates or respiratory distress after receiving GRANIX, for ARDS. Discontinue GRANIX in patients with ARDS.
  • Allergic reactions: Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, can occur in patients receiving hG-CSFs. Reactions can occur on initial exposure. Permanently discontinue GRANIX in patients with serious allergic reactions. Do not administer GRANIX to patients with a history of serious allergic reactions to filgrastim or pegfilgrastim.
  • Use in patients with sickle cell disease: Severe and sometimes fatal sickle cell crises can occur in patients with sickle cell disease receiving hG-CSFs. Consider the potential risks and benefits prior to the administration of GRANIX in patients with sickle cell disease. Discontinue GRANIX in patients undergoing a sickle cell crisis.
  • Capillary leak syndrome (CLS): CLS can occur in patients receiving hG-CSFs and is characterized by hypotension, hypoalbuminemia, edema and hemoconcentration. Episodes vary in frequency, severity and may be life-threatening if treatment is delayed. Patients who develop symptoms of CLS should be closely monitored and receive standard symptomatic treatment, which may include a need for intensive care.
  • Potential for tumor growth stimulatory effects on malignant cells: The granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor, through which GRANIX acts, has been found on tumor cell lines. The possibility that GRANIX acts as a growth factor for any tumor type, including myeloid malignancies and myelodysplasia, diseases for which GRANIX is not approved, cannot be excluded.
  • Most common treatment-emergent adverse reaction: The most common treatment-emergent adverse reaction that occurred in patients treated with GRANIX at the recommended dose with an incidence of at least 1% or greater and two times more frequent than in the placebo group was bone pain.

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TREANDA® (bendamustine HCl) Injection


TREANDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Efficacy relative to first-line therapies other than chlorambucil has not been established.

TREANDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that has progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab or a rituximab-containing regimen.

Important Safety Information for TREANDA® (bendamustine HCl) Injection

  • Contraindication: TREANDA is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions) to bendamustine.
  • Myelosuppression: TREANDA caused severe myelosuppression (Grade 3-4) in 98% of patients in the two NHL studies. Three patients (2%) died from myelosuppression-related adverse reactions. If myelosuppression occurs, monitor leukocytes, platelets, hemoglobin (Hgb), and neutrophils frequently. Myelosuppression may require dose delays and/or subsequent dose reductions if recovery to the recommended values has not occurred by the first day of the next scheduled cycle.
  • Infections: Infection, including pneumonia, sepsis, septic shock, hepatitis and death have occurred. Patients with myelosuppression following treatment with TREANDA are more susceptible to infections. Patients treated with TREANDA are at risk for reactivation of infections including (but not limited to) hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and herpes zoster. Patients should undergo appropriate measures (including clinical and laboratory monitoring, prophylaxis, and treatment) for infection and infection reactivation prior to administration.
  • Anaphylaxis and Infusion Reactions: Infusion reactions to TREANDA have occurred commonly in clinical trials. Symptoms include fever, chills, pruritus, and rash. In rare instances severe anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions have occurred, particularly in the second and subsequent cycles of therapy. Monitor clinically and discontinue drug for severe (Grade 3-4) reactions. Ask patients about symptoms suggestive of infusion reactions after their first cycle of therapy. Consider measures to prevent severe reactions, including antihistamines, antipyretics, and corticosteroids in subsequent cycles in patients who have experienced Grade 1 or 2 infusion reactions.
  • Tumor Lysis Syndrome: Tumor lysis syndrome associated with TREANDA treatment has occurred. The onset tends to be within the first treatment cycle of TREANDA and, without intervention, may lead to acute renal failure and death. Preventive measures include vigorous hydration and close monitoring of blood chemistry, particularly potassium and uric acid levels. There may be an increased risk of severe skin toxicity when TREANDA and allopurinol are administered concomitantly.
  • Skin Reactions: Fatal and serious skin reactions have been reported with TREANDA treatment and include, toxic skin reactions, [Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)], bullous exanthema and rash. Events occurred when TREANDA was given as a single agent and in combination with other anticancer agents or allopurinol. Where skin reactions occur, they may be progressive and increase in severity with further treatment. Monitor patients with skin reactions closely. If skin reactions are severe or progressive, withhold or discontinue TREANDA.
  • Hepatotoxicity: Fatal and serious cases of liver injury have been reported with TREANDA. Combination therapy, progressive disease or reactivation of hepatitis B were confounding factors in some patients. Most cases were reported within the first three months of starting therapy. Monitor liver chemistry tests prior to and during bendamustine therapy.
  • Other Malignancies: There are reports of pre-malignant and malignant diseases that have developed in patients who have been treated with TREANDA, including myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative disorders, acute myeloid leukemia, and bronchial carcinoma.
  • Extravasation Injury: TREANDA extravasations have been reported in postmarketing resulting in hospitalizations from erythema, marked swelling, and pain. Assure good venous access prior to starting TREANDA infusion and monitor the intravenous infusion site for redness, swelling, pain, infection, and necrosis during and after administration of TREANDA.
  • Embryo-fetal Toxicity: TREANDA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Women should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant while using TREANDA.
  • Most Common Adverse Reactions:
    • The most common non-hematologic adverse reactions for CLL (frequency ≥15%) are pyrexia, nausea, and vomiting.
    • The most common non-hematologic adverse reactions for NHL (frequency ≥15%) are nausea, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, pyrexia, constipation, anorexia, cough, headache, weight decreased, dyspnea, rash, and stomatitis.
    • The most common hematologic abnormalities for both indications (frequency ≥15%) are lymphopenia, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia.

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TRISENOX® (arsenic trioxide) Injection


TRISENOX® is indicated for induction of remission and consolidation in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) who are refractory to, or have relapsed from, retinoid and anthracycline chemotherapy, and whose APL is characterized by the presence of the t(15;17) translocation or PML/RAR-alpha gene expression.

Important Safety Information for TRISENOX® (arsenic trioxide) Injection


APL Differentiation Syndrome: Patients with APL treated with TRISENOX have experienced symptoms similar to a syndrome called the retinoic-acid-Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (RA-APL) or APL differentiation syndrome, characterized by fever, dyspnea, weight gain, pulmonary infiltrates and pleural or pericardial effusions, with or without leukocytosis. This syndrome can be fatal. High-dose steroids have been administered at the first suspicion of the APL differentiation syndrome and appear to mitigate signs and symptoms. At the first signs that could suggest the syndrome (unexplained fever, dyspnea and/or weight gain, abnormal chest auscultatory findings or radiographic abnormalities), immediately initiate high-dose steroids (dexamethasone 10 mg intravenously BID), irrespective of the leukocyte count, and continue for at least 3 days or longer until signs and symptoms have abated. The majority of patients do not require termination of TRISENOX therapy during treatment of the APL differentiation syndrome.

Cardiac Conduction Abnormalities: Before initiating therapy, perform a 12-lead ECG, assess serum electrolytes and creatinine, correct preexisting electrolyte abnormalities, and consider discontinuing drugs known to prolong QT interval. Arsenic trioxide can cause QT interval prolongation and complete atrioventricular block. QT prolongation can lead to a torsade de pointes-type ventricular arrhythmia, which can be fatal. The risk of torsade de pointes is related to the extent of QT prolongation, concomitant administration of QT prolonging drugs, a history of torsade de pointes, preexisting QT interval prolongation, congestive heart failure, administration of potassium-wasting diuretics, or other conditions that result in hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia. One patient (also receiving amphotericin B) had torsade de pointes during induction therapy for relapsed APL with arsenic trioxide.

  • Contraindications: TRISENOX is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to arsenic.
  • APL Differentiation Syndrome: Nine of 40 patients with APL treated with TRISENOX, at a dose of 0.15 mg/kg, experienced the APL differentiation syndrome.
  • Cardiac Conduction Abnormalities: Torsade de Pointes, Complete Heart Block, and QT Prolongation: Sixteen of 40 patients (40%) had at least one ECG tracing with a QTc interval greater than 500 msec. Prolongation of the QTc was observed between 1 and 5 weeks after TRISENOX infusion, and then returned towards baseline by the end of 8 weeks after TRISENOX infusion. Monitor ECG weekly and more frequently for clinically unstable patients. For QTc greater than 500 msec, complete corrective measures and reassess the QTc with serial ECGs prior to initiating TRISENOX. During TRISENOX therapy, maintain potassium concentrations above 4 mEq/L and magnesium concentrations above 1.8 mg/dL. Reassess patients who reach an absolute QT interval value > 500 msec and immediately correct concomitant risk factors, if any, while the risk/benefit of continuing versus suspending TRISENOX therapy should be considered. The risk may be increased when TRISENOX is coadministered with medications that can lead to electrolyte abnormalities (such as diuretics or amphotericin B).
  • Carcinogenesis: The active ingredient of TRISENOX, arsenic trioxide, is a human carcinogen. Monitor patients for the development of second primary malignancies.
  • Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: TRISENOX can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. One patient who became pregnant while receiving arsenic trioxide had a miscarriage. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females and males of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and after treatment with TRISENOX.
  • Lactation: TRISENOX is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, discontinue breastfeeding during treatment with TRISENOX.
  • Laboratory Tests: Electrolyte and glucose levels, as well as hepatic, renal, hematologic, and coagulation profiles should be monitored at least twice weekly, and more frequently for clinically unstable patients during the induction phase and at least weekly during the consolidation phase.
  • Drug Interactions: Avoid the concomitant use of TRISENOX with medications that can prolong the QT/QTc interval or those that can lead to electrolyte abnormalities. Concomitant use of drugs that can prolong the QT/QTc interval with TRISENOX may increase the risk of serious QT/QTc interval prolongation. Electrolyte abnormalities increase the risk of serious QT/QTc interval prolongation. Monitor ECGs and electrolytes more frequently in patients who are unable to avoid concomitant use of these medications and TRISENOX.
  • Pediatric Use: In a pediatric study, the toxicity profile observed in 13 pediatric patients with APL between the ages of 4 and 20 receiving TRISENOX was similar to that observed in adult patients. Additional drug-related toxicities reported included: gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic and nutrition disorders, respiratory disorders, cardiac failure congestive, neuralgia, and enuresis. One case each of pulmonary edema and caecitis were considered serious reactions. No children less than 4 years of age were enrolled in the trial due to the rarity of APL in this age group.
  • Patients with Renal Impairment: Exposure of arsenic trioxide may be higher in patients with severe renal impairment. Patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min) should be monitored for toxicity when these patients are treated with TRISENOX, and a dose reduction may be warranted. The use of TRISENOX in patients on dialysis has not been studied.
  • Patients with Hepatic Impairment: Since limited data are available across all hepatic impairment groups, caution is advised in the use of TRISENOX in patients with hepatic impairment. Monitor patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C) who are treated with TRISENOX for toxicity.
  • Most Common Adverse Reactions: Most patients experienced some drug related toxicity, most commonly leukocytosis, gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain), fatigue, edema, hyperglycemia, dyspnea, cough, rash or itching, headaches, and dizziness. These adverse effects have not been observed to be permanent or irreversible nor do they usually require interruption of therapy.

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