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August 21, 2014
09:02 EDTBAXBaxter announces BAX 855 met primary endpoint in Phase 3 study
Baxter announced "positive" results from its Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial of BAX 855, which met its primary endpoint in reducing annualized bleed rates in the prophylaxis arm compared to the on-demand arm. Top-line results from the prospective, global, multi-center Phase 3 study demonstrated that BAX 855 met its primary endpoint in the control and prevention of bleeding, routine prophylaxis and perioperative management for patients who were 12 years or older. Patients in a twice-weekly prophylaxis arm experienced a 95% reduction in median ABR as compared to those in the on-demand arm. BAX 855 was also effective in treating bleeding episodes, 96% of which were controlled with one or two infusions. The half-life of BAX 855 was 1.4 – 1.5 times that of ADVATE, consistent with the findings from the Phase 1 study. No patients developed inhibitors to BAX 855 and no treatment-related serious adverse events, including hypersensitivity, were reported. The most common product-related adverse event was headache. Baxter expects to submit a Biologics License Application for BAX 855 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before the end of 2014 and will present additional data in the coming months. In addition to an ongoing continuation study for patients who have completed the pivotal trial, the company is initiating a Phase 3, prospective, open-label, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BAX 855 among 60 previously treated patients under the age of 12 with severe hemophilia A. Consistent with guidelines published by the European Medicines Agency that require a study in children less than 12 years of age prior to filing, Baxter expects to file a Marketing Authorization Application with the EMA upon the completion of the pediatric study.
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September 17, 2014
08:44 EDTBAXJPMorgan biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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September 15, 2014
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09:01 EDTBAXBaxter announces FDA approval for RIXUBIS
(BAX) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RIXUBIS for routine prophylactic treatment, control and prevention of bleeding episodes, and perioperative management in children with hemophilia B. RIXUBIS was the first recombinant factor IX approved for routine prophylaxis and control of bleeding episodes in the U.S. for adults living with this chronic condition. The approval is based on the results of a clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of RIXUBIS among 23 previously-treated male patients less than 12 years of age with severe or moderately severe hemophilia B. There were no reports of inhibitor development, no severe allergic reactions, and no thrombotic or treatment-related adverse events among the study participants. Baxter’s application for marketing approval for RIXUBIS for adults and pediatric patients is currently under review in the EU, with a regulatory decision expected later this year. The treatment also recently gained regulatory approval in Australia.
September 12, 2014
20:32 EDTBAXFDA approves Baxter's HYQVIA for treatment of primary immunodeficiency
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September 11, 2014
08:15 EDTBAXBaxter says separation on track for mid-2015, new company to be called 'Baxalta'
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September 8, 2014
05:47 EDTBAXBaxter price target raised to $96 from $85 at Piper Jaffray
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