Triumeq® (dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine) single-tablet regimen receives positive CHMP opinion in Europe for the treatment of

  Triumeq® (dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine) single-tablet regimen receives            positive CHMP opinion in Europe for the treatment of HIV    PR Newswire    LONDON, June 27, 2014  - ViiV Healthcare's first investigational once-daily single-tablet regimen, combining the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir and nucleoside analogues abacavir/lamivudine  LONDON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation for Triumeq ^® (dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine) for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older and weighing at least 40kg.  "Today's positive opinion takes us a step closer to bringing physicians and people living with HIV a dolutegravir based regimen that can be taken once-daily as a single-tablet," said Dr John Pottage, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, ViiV Healthcare. "This opinion supports the potential of dolutegravir based regimens, as well as the importance of our ongoing research into additional single-tablet treatment options."  The CHMP positive opinion is based upon data from two pivotal studies:    *the Phase III study of dolutegravir (SINGLE), conducted with dolutegravir     and abacavir/lamivudine as separate pills ^1   *a separate bioequivalence study of the fixed-dose combination of     dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine when taken as a single tablet compared to     the administration of dolutegravir and abacavir/lamivudine as separate     pills. ^2  A CHMP positive opinion is one of the final steps before marketing authorisation is granted by the European Commission (EC), but does not always result in marketing authorisation. A final decision by the EC is anticipated during the third quarter of 2014.  About Triumeq Triumeq (dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine) is not currently approved in any country and is an investigational once-daily single tablet dolutegravir based regimen, containing the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir which was approved by the EMA in January 2014 under the brand name Tivicay ^® .  A New Drug Application (NDA) for abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine was submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2013, and is currently under review. The regulatory submission and review processes have also been initiated in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Japan.  Important Safety Information for Tivicay (dolutegravir) and Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine) in the European Union: Please refer to the full European Summary of Product Characteristics for full prescribing information for dolutegravir and abacavir/lamivudine .  Kivexa ^® , Tivicay and Triumeq are registered trademarks of the ViiV Healthcare group of companies. The use of the brand name TRIUMEQ is not approved by any regulatory authorities.  About ViiV Healthcare ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company established in November 2009 by GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. Shionogi joined as a 10% shareholder in October 2012. The company's aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and new HIV medicines, as well as support communities affected by HIV. For more information on the company, its management, portfolio, pipeline, and commitment, please visit .  References 1. Walmsley SL, Antela A, Clumeck N et al ; for the SINGLE Investigators. Dolutegravir plus abacavir–lamivudine for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. N Engl J Med . 2013;369(19):1807-1818.  2. Weller S, Chen S, Borland J et al . Bioequivalence of a Dolutegravir, Abacavir and Lamivudine Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet and the Effect of Food. JAIDS . 2014 May doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000193.,_Abacavir_and.97920.aspx  GlaxoSmithKline cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements: GSK cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by GSK, including those made in this announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described under Item 3.D 'Risk factors' in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2013.  Website: Contact: ViiV UK/U.S. Media enquiries: Sebastien Desprez, +44 7920 567 707, or Marc Meachem, +1 919 483 8756; or GSK Global Media enquiries: David Daley, +44 (0) 20 8047 5502, or Melinda Stubbee, +1 919 483 2510; or GSK Analyst/Investor enquiries: Ziba Shamsi, +44 (0) 20 8047 5543, or Kirsty Collins (SRI & CG), +44 (0) 20 8047 5534, or Tom Curry, + 1 215 751 5419, or Gary Davies, +44 (0) 20 8047 5503, or James Dodwell, +44 (0) 20 8047 2406, or Jeff McLaughlin, +1 215 751 7002, or Lucy Singah, 44 (0) 20 8047 2248  
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