European Commission Approves VYNDAQEL®, the First Treatment in the EU for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)
Tuesday, February 18, the European Commission granted a marketing authorization for VYNDAQEL (tafamidis), a 61 mg oral capsule once a day, for the treatment of wild-type or hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adult patients with cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM).
“Before today, the European transthyretin amyloidosis community had a dire need for new therapeutic options that can improve outcomes for patients with cardiomyopathy,” said Thibaud Damy, MD, coordinator of the French Referral Centers for Cardiac Amyloidosis and past president of the French Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy group, French Society of Cardiology. “VYNDAQEL represents a major advance for patients, as it can significantly reduce all-cause mortality and the frequency of cardiovascular-related hospitalizations in patients with wild-type or hereditary ATTRCM.”
The EC approval of VYNDAQEL is based on results from the Phase 3 ATTR-ACT study, the first and only completed global, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate a pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of ATTR-CM. The study compared patients who received an oral daily dose of 20 mg or 80 mg of tafamidis meglumine compared to those who received placebo.
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