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Avadel Presents New Real-World Data Describing Demographic Characteristics and Comorbidities of Patients with Narcolepsy at ANA 2022
- Results identify mood, sleep and pain disorders as the most common comorbidities in people living with narcolepsy -
- Encore presentations at ANA 2022 reinforce positive data from completed Phase 3 REST-ON trial and patient and clinician preference for once-nightly over twice-nightly dosing -
- Additional presentations at CHEST 2022 highlight updated data from the ongoing RESTORE open-label extension/switch study, including 93.6% of switch patients prefer a once-at-bedtime dosing regimen -
“These data mark the first time we are analyzing aggregate information about patients with narcolepsy receiving treatment within the
The retrospective analysis was conducted in partnership with
Demographic Characteristics and Comorbidities of Patients With Narcolepsy: a Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study
- A propensity-matched control cohort was created after propensity matching for birth year, age at first encounter at the institution, sex, race, ethnicity, number of diagnosis codes, and mortality to account for differences in demographics, care utilization, and severity of illness
- Overall, demographics were well balanced between cohorts (n=2,057 in each group); participants were predominantly female, white, and non-Hispanic
- People living with narcolepsy experienced mood, sleep and pain comorbidities more frequently than the matched cohort; restless leg syndrome was reported nearly four times more often (OR: 3.94); obstructive sleep apnea more than three times as often (OR: 3.27) and insomnia was nearly doubled (OR: 1.84). For mood, depression, anxiety and dysthymia were all increased (OR: 2.11, 1.86 and 1.67, respectively). Various pain disorders were also increased: chronic pain syndrome (OR: 2.20); migraine (OR: 1.96), fibromyalgia (OR: 1.90), carpal tunnel syndrome (OR: 1.80) and myalgia (OR: 1.69) All were significantly increased (p<.001) in the narcolepsy cohort compared to the matched cohort.
- Among the remaining top 20 increased comorbidities, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, cervical spondylosis, syncope and hypothyroidism were significantly (p<0.005) increased in the narcolepsy cohort
Avadel is also presenting encore posters at the annual meeting featuring:
- Results from a discrete choice experiment confirming that once-nightly dosing, when compared to twice-nightly dosing, was the most important attribute driving both patient and clinician preference for overall oxybate product choice, as well as patient quality of life and reduction of patient anxiety/stress. The dosing regimen was identified by both patients and clinicians as more significant driver of choice than the sodium content in these formulations.
- Post hoc analyses from the completed pivotal Phase 3 REST-ON trial of LUMRYZ (also known as FT218) demonstrating positive results that are generally consistent with previously reported positive endpoints from REST-ON and add to the existing body of evidence for LUMRYZ.
Avadel also recently presented encore posters featuring interim analyses from the ongoing RESTORE open-label extension/switch study of LUMRYZ at the
- Updated safety data affirming that LUMRYZ has been generally well tolerated with low discontinuation rates and no new safety signals.
- Updated data related to dosing and titration demonstrating that most RESTORE participants, whether switching from immediate release oxybate or not currently taking oxybate, have successfully had their LUMRYZ dose titrated to a tolerable therapeutic dose.
- Updated results from patient preference and nocturnal adverse event questionnaires from the RESTORE study with 93.6% of patients who switched from twice-nightly oxybates stating prefer for the once-at-bedtime dosing regime, as well as confirmating challenges related to the middle-of-the-night dose
LUMRYZ is an investigational formulation of sodium oxybate leveraging our proprietary drug delivery technology and designed to be taken once at bedtime for the treatment of cataplexy or EDS in adults with narcolepsy.
In January 2018, the FDA granted LUMRYZ Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of narcolepsy based on the plausible hypothesis that LUMRYZ may be clinically superior to the twice-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate already approved by the FDA for those with narcolepsy due to the consequences of middle-of-the-night dosing of the approved product.
On July 18, 2022, the FDA tentatively approved the LUMRYZ NDA for the treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adults with narcolepsy. Final approval of LUMRYZ cannot be granted until the expiration or other disposition of U.S. Patent No. 8,731,963, which expires on June 17, 2023.
Avadel is currently evaluating the long-term safety and tolerability of LUMRYZ in the open-label RESTORE clinical study. For more information, visit: www.restore-narcolepsy-study.com.
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Source: Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc