AbbVie Demonstrates Commitment to Hepatitis C Patients with New Data on VIEKIRA PAK™ and Ongoing Clinical Development Program at The Liver Meeting® 2015

Note:  There are some interesting studies of AbbVie drugs being presented that will feature new combination of drugs that will offer shorter treatment durations and more treatment options for people with genotypes 1, 2 and 3.  

- New data to be presented on VIEKIRA PAK in genotype 1 hepatitis C patients with chronic kidney disease and on AbbVie's investigational HCV pipeline medicines, ABT-493 and ABT-530

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that 34 abstracts from its chronic hepatitis C clinical development program have been accepted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in San Francisco from November 13-17, further demonstrating AbbVie's strong leadership and ongoing commitment to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Presentations will highlight new data from Phase 3b studies of AbbVie's FDA-approved VIEKIRA PAK™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets), taken with or without ribavirin (RBV), for adults with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic HCV infection, including studies of GT1 patients with chronic kidney disease and genotype 1b (GT1b) patients with compensated cirrhosis. Additionally, new clinical studies will be presented on AbbVie's HCV pipeline medicines, ABT-493 and ABT-530, focused on investigating pan-genotypic, ribavirin-free, once-daily treatment options that may allow for shorter treatment durations of as little as eight weeks.

"We are pleased to present new data from studies of the VIEKIRA PAK regimen in HCV patients, including those with chronic kidney disease and GT1b compensated cirrhosis," said Michael Severino, M.D., executive vice president, research and development and chief scientific officer, AbbVie. "These data, as well as our findings from our investigational compounds, further demonstrate AbbVie's firm commitment to supporting the care of patients with chronic HCV infection."

Select AbbVie clinical presentations include:

RUBY-I: Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir + Dasabuvir +/- Ribavirin in Non-Cirrhotic HCV Genotype 1-infected Patients With Severe Renal Impairment or End-Stage Renal Disease; Pockros, P, et al.; Poster #1039; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)RUBY-I is an ongoing open-label study evaluating 3D+/-RBV in patients with stage four or five chronic kidney disease and GT1 infection.

TURQUOISE-III: 12-Week Ribavirin-Free Regimen of Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/r and Dasabuvir for Patients with HCV Genotype 1b and Cirrhosis; Poordad, F, et al.; Poster #1051; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)Hepatitis C virus infected patients have historically been more difficult to treat when they have cirrhosis. This poster reports on the safety and efficacy of the 3D regimen without RBV in patients with HCV GT1b infection and compensated cirrhosis. VIEKIRA PAK is not recommended for patients with decompensated liver disease.

Efficacy, Change in MELD Score, and Safety by Baseline MELD Score in Patients With Compensated Cirrhosis Receiving Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/r and Dasabuvir Plus Ribavirin in Phase 3 TURQUOISE-II Trial; Jacobson, I, et al.; Poster #1106; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores assess liver disease severity. In this analysis, the efficacy and safety of 3D+RBV and changes in MELD score by baseline MELD score is evaluated.

Preliminary Safety and Efficacy Results in TOPAZ-II: A Phase 3b Study Evaluating Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in HCV Genotype 1-infected Patients Receiving Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/r and Dasabuvir +/-Ribavirin; Reau, N, et al.; Poster #1065; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)TOPAZ-I (ex-U.S.) and TOPAZ-II (U.S.) are evaluating the impact of SVR12 on the progression of liver disease through five years post-treatment in a broad population of HCV GT1-infected patients receiving 3D+/-RBV. This interim analysis reports on-treatment safety and efficacy of 3D+/-RBV among patients in the TOPAZ-II study.

Long-Term Efficacy of Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/r and Dasabuvir With or Without Ribavirin in HCV GT1-Infected Patients With or Without Cirrhosis; Zeuzem, S, et al.; Poster #1086; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)In this analysis, the efficacy through post-treatment week 48 of the 3D regimen in HCV GT1-infected patients with or without cirrhosis is examined.

SVR4 Results in HCV Genotype 1 Non-Cirrhotic Treatment-Naïve or Pegylated Interferon/Ribavirin Null Responders with the Combination of the NS3/4A Protease Inhibitor ABT-493 and NS5A Inhibitor ABT-530 (SURVEYOR-1); Poordad, F, et al.; Oral presentation #41; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. PT; Parallel Session 5, Hep C Clinical TrialsIn this Phase 2 study, treatment with ABT-493 and ABT-530 for 12 weeks is evaluated in HCV GT1-infected subjects without cirrhosis. Efficacy and safety results are reported.

SVR4 Rates with the NS3/4A Protease Inhibitor ABT-493 and NS5A Inhibitor ABT-530 in Non-Cirrhotic Treatment-Naïve and Treatment-Experienced Patients With HCV Genotype 2 Infection (SURVEYOR-2); Wyles, D, et al.; Oral presentation #250; Tuesday, November 17, 2015; 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT; General Session, Parallel 37: Hepatitis C: Pre-approval Clinical Studies IIThis presentation evaluates the efficacy and safety of ABT-493 and ABT-530 with or without RBV in non-cirrhotic GT2-infected treatment-naïve and pegylated interferon/RBV treatment-experienced subjects.

SVR4 Rates with the NS3/4A Protease Inhibitor ABT-493 and NS5A Inhibitor ABT-530 in Non-Cirrhotic Treatment-Naïve and Treatment-Experienced Patients With HCV Genotype 3 Infection (SURVEYOR-2); Kwo, P, et al.; Oral presentation #248; Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. PT; General Session, Parallel 37: Hepatitis C: Pre-approval Clinical Studies IIThis presentation evaluates the efficacy and safety of ABT-493 and ABT-530 with or without ribavirin (RBV) in non-cirrhotic GT3-infected treatment-naïve and pegylated interferon/RBV treatment-experienced subjects.

Select Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) abstracts include:

Lifetime Risks of Liver Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Chronic Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfection Treated with 3D±R (Ombitasvir/ Paritaprevir/ Ritonavir, Dasabuvir ± Ribavirin) vs other Standards of Care in the U.S.; Saab, S, et al.; Poster #1087; Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents).  This study evaluates the lifetime risks of liver morbidity and mortality in patients with GT1 HCV and HIV coinfection treated with 3D±R for 12 or 24 weeks compared to other standards of care in the U.S.PT

The Healthcare Cost Burden of HCV-infected Baby Boomers in the U.S.; Brookmeyer R, et al.; Poster #1068; Sunday, November 15, 2015,  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT; Hepatitis C: Therapeutics (Approved Agents)This study quantifies healthcare costs for 50-64 year-old "baby boomers" with HCV by diagnosis and insurance status.

The full AASLD 2015 scientific program can be found at www.aasld.org.

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