New Data Analyses from Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trials to be Presented at Obesity 2011
- Effects of Lorcaserin, a Selective Serotonin 2C Agonist, on Cardiac Valvular Regurgitation in Obese and Overweight Patients During Exposures up to Two Years
Poster number: 601-P
- Lorcaserin Reduced Weight and Improved Glycemic Control Across Patient Subgroups in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Poster number: 603-P
- Safety and Efficacy of Lorcaserin: Comparison of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patient Populations
Poster number: 604-P
Lorcaserin is an investigational drug candidate intended for weight management, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, in patients who are obese (BMI >/= 30) or patients who are overweight (BMI >/= 27) and have at least one weight-related co-morbid condition. Lorcaserin is a new chemical entity that is believed to act as a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist. The serotonin 2C receptor is expressed in the brain, including the hypothalamus, an area believed to be involved in the control of appetite and metabolism. Arena has patents that cover lorcaserin in
Arena submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for lorcaserin to the
Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Program Overview
The lorcaserin Phase 3 clinical trial program consists of three double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials — BLOOM (Behavioral modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and Obesity Management), BLOSSOM (Behavioral modification and LOrcaserin Second Study for Obesity Management) and BLOOM-DM (Behavioral modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and Obesity Management in Diabetes Mellitus) — that together enrolled approximately 7,800 patients. BLOOM and BLOSSOM evaluated lorcaserin versus placebo in obese patients or overweight patients with at least one weight-related co-morbid condition. BLOOM evaluated 3,182 patients over a two-year treatment period, and BLOSSOM evaluated 4,008 patients over a one-year treatment period. BLOOM-DM evaluated 604 obese and overweight patients with type 2 diabetes over a one-year treatment period. The trials included a standardized program of moderate diet and exercise guidance.
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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the advancement, therapeutic indication and use, safety, efficacy, tolerability, mechanism of action and potential of lorcaserin; the response to the CRL for the lorcaserin NDA, potential approval of lorcaserin and related plans and activities; the Eisai collaboration and potential activities thereunder; lorcaserin's patent coverage; and Arena's focus, goals, strategy, research and development programs, and ability to develop compounds and commercialize drugs. For such statements, Arena claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from Arena's expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the timing of regulatory review and approval is uncertain; the risk that data and other information related to Arena's research and development programs may not meet safety or efficacy requirements or otherwise be sufficient for regulatory approval; Arena's response to the CRL for the lorcaserin NDA or submission of a Marketing Authorization Application for regulatory approval of lorcaserin may not be submitted when anticipated, if at all; the
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