Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 30 (ANI/PRNewswire): Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-led, global integrated pharmaceutical company, has received marketing approval for its fixed-dose combination nasal spray Ryaltris® in 13 countries across the EU and UK.
Glenmark is set to launch Ryaltris® directly in the markets of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and the UK. Ryaltris® will be marketed in the rest of Europe by the Menarini Group as part of its exclusive licensing agreement with Glenmark.
Ryaltris® (olopatadine 665 ug and mometasone furoate 25 ug), is indicated for symptomatic treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children over 12 years of age. Ryaltris® relieves symptoms of allergic rhinitis, including stuffy nose, runny nose, nasal itching, sneezing, as well as itchy, red, and watery eyes.
Commenting on this development, Chief Commercial Officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, Robert Crockart said, "Allergic rhinitis is both widespread and underreported, making it challenging to diagnose and treat in time. It impacts a person's quality of life and can lead to functional impairments, while also increasing the risk of asthma. This marketing approval will pave the way for effective and timely treatment of allergic rhinitis for thousands of patients across Europe. We are already seeing its therapeutic benefits in other regions where Ryaltris® has been launched, and we hope to extend this relief to more people across the world."
Glenmark has also partnered with Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC and Bausch Health for the commercialisation of Ryaltris® in the US and Canada respectively. In April this year, Glenmark concluded the DCP regulatory procedure in Europe, enabling approval in 17 countries across EU and UK.
During FY21-22, Glenmark also received regulatory approval for Ryaltris® in Philippines, Zambia, Ecuador and Peru. Ryaltris® sales continue to progress well in Australia, South Africa, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Glenmark also initiated the commercial launch in Russia in Q1, FY21-22. The company is awaiting regulatory approvals for its filings in various markets across Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and several other emerging markets.
Currently, Ryaltris® is under review with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis in the US. Glenmark's response to the Agency's Complete Response Letter (CRL) was submitted to the US FDA in July 2021.
Glenmark's partner in China, Grand Pharmaceutical (China) Co. Ltd., finalized the Phase 3 protocol for China, and submitted the IND application in July 2021. In South Korea, Glenmark is working with its partner Yuhan Corporation, to potentially launch the product by H2, FY21-22. Also, the company is working to submit the application for paediatric efficacy supplement in the country. In June 2021, Glenmark's partner in Australia.
Seqirus Pty Ltd. received positive initial feedback from the TGA for the pediatric indication expansion.
Across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, the prevalence of allergic rhinitis can be as high as 25%[i]. Symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, nasal itching, sneezing (sometimes unrelenting), itchy, red, or watery eyes can leave patients unable to function normally for days, or even weeks in many instances, which can have significant consequences for health, as well as the quality of life. Low compliance to available treatments was also noted in several cases, making Ryaltris® a viable treatment option to counter the challenges posed by allergic rhinitis.
[i] 1Asia Pac Allergy. 2018 Jan; 8(1): e7
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