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Amgen Submits Marketing Authorization Application For Novel Intravenous Calcimimetic Etelcalcetide (AMG 416) To The European Medicines Agency
Etelcalcetide is a novel calcimimetic agent that suppresses the secretion of parathyroid hormone and is in clinical development for the treatment of SHPT in patients with CKD on hemodialysis. Etelcalcetide is administered intravenously three times per week at the end of each dialysis session. It acts by binding to and activating the calcium-sensing receptor on the parathyroid gland, thereby causing decreases in parathyroid hormone (PTH). Sustained elevations in PTH are known to be associated with significant clinical consequences for patients with CKD.
"Secondary hyperparathyroidism affects many of the approximately two million people throughout the world on dialysis, yet there is currently no calcimimetic that can be administered intravenously at the end of scheduled dialysis sessions. Given that these patients take an average of 19 pills daily, there is an opportunity to improve their treatment as it relates to the administration of the therapy," said
The MAA submission for etelcalcetide includes data from three Phase 3 studies, all of which met their primary endpoints, including two pooled placebo-controlled trials in more than 1,000 patients and a head-to-head study evaluating etelcalcetide compared with cinacalcet.
About Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)
SHPT is a common and serious condition that is often progressive among patients with CKD, and it affects many of the approximately two million people throughout the world who are receiving dialysis, including approximately 350,000 people in
Etelcalcetide is a novel calcimimetic agent in clinical development for the treatment of SHPT in CKD patients on hemodialysis that is administered intravenously at the end of the dialysis session. Etelcalcetide binds to and activates the calcium-sensing receptor on the parathyroid gland, thereby decreasing PTH levels.
About Mimpara® (cinacalcet)
Mimpara® (cinacalcet) is the first oral calcimimetic agent approved by the
Important Safety Information
Mimpara lowers serum calcium; therefore, it is important that patients are carefully monitored for the occurrence of hypocalcaemia. Mimpara should not be initiated if serum calcium (corrected for albumin) is less than the lower limit of the normal range. The threshold for seizures is lowered by significant reductions in serum calcium levels. In the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism the most commonly reported adverse reactions in clinical trials were nausea and vomiting.
To see the full Mimpara Safety Information, visit www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
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