Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc announced that 19 abstracts (late-breaking, rapid-fire, oral and poster presentations) will be presented at ESC Congress 2016, to be held August 27–31 in Rome, Italy. These new data from post-hoc analyses from ARISTOTLE (Apixaban for Reduction In STroke and Other ThromboemboLic Events in Atrial Fibrillation) and retrospective real-world data analyses continue to underscore the Alliance’s commitment to the evaluation of Eliquisfor patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Of note, several of the real-world data analyses are part of ACROPOLIS™ (Apixaban ExperienCe Through Real-WOrld POpuLatIon Studies), a global real-world data research program designed to further evaluate the effectiveness and safety of apixaban in routine clinical practice.
“The Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance is pleased to share 19 abstracts, which include new real-world analyses, as well as new sub-analyses from the pivotal Phase 3 ARISTOTLE trial,” said Rory O’Connor, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Internal Medicine, Pfizer Innovative Health. “We look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the scientific discussion and continued research during ESC Congress 2016.”
“As patient and provider needs continue to evolve, it’s essential that we deepen our understanding of how medicines are working in real-world situations,” said Jack Lawrence, M.D., Vice President, Cardiovascular Specialty Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb. “This year at ESC Congress 2016, we’ll be discussing new NVAF and VTE data that complement our robust body of clinical trial data.”
Eliquis (apixaban) is an oral selective Factor Xa inhibitor. By inhibiting Factor Xa, a key blood clotting protein, Eliquisdecreases thrombin generation and blood clot formation. Eliquis is approved for multiple indications in the U.S. based on efficacy and safety data from seven Phase 3 clinical trials. Eliquis is a prescription medicine indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF); for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery; for the treatment of DVT and PE; and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE, following initial therapy.
ARISTOTLE (Apixaban for Reduction In STroke and Other ThromboemboLic Events in Atrial Fibrillation) was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Eliquis versus warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism. In ARISTOTLE, 18,201 patients were randomized (9,120 patients to Eliquis and 9,081 to warfarin). ARISTOTLE was an active-controlled, randomized, double-blind, multi-national trial in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, and at least one additional risk factor for stroke. Patients were randomized to treatment with Eliquis 5 mg orally twice daily (or 2.5 mg twice daily in selected patients, representing 4.7 percent of all patients) or warfarin (target INR range 2.0-3.0), and followed for a median of 1.8 years.
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