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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS), a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products, today announced the publication of the U.S. Phase III pivotal trial results for Jeuveau™ in Dermatologic Surgery. The article titled, “Efficacy and Safety of PrabotulinumtoxinA for the Treatment of Glabellar Lines in Adult Subjects: Results from 2 Identical Phase III Studies”, is now available on the Journal’s Website and will be printed in the March 2019 issue.
“The publication of the U.S. Phase III pivotal studies for Jeuveau™, in a peer-reviewed journal with the prestige of Dermatologic Surgery, validates the scientific rigor of our pivotal studies and the compelling nature of the clinical results,” said Rui Avelar, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research & Development at Evolus, Inc. “These data, and the pending publication of our head-to-head trial versus BOTOX®, are expected to complement our label and unveil important scientific perspective around the time the product is launched in the United States.”
“As a principal investigator in EV-001 and EV-002, and first author on the paper, I am confident in the robustness of these results. The results give me confidence in the safety and efficacy profile of Jeuveau™ and I look forward to adopting this new option in my practice as soon as it’s commercially available,” said Kenneth Beer, MD, professor of dermatology, University of Miami, consulting associate, Duke University and clinical associate in dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
A total of 654 subjects were enrolled in the two identical Phase III randomized, multi-center, placebo-controlled, single dose, double blind trials. In both trials, Jeuveau™ met the primary endpoint and demonstrated efficacy compared with placebo in the reduction of the severity of glabellar lines, defined as a 2-point composite improvement agreed upon by the physician and patient, at Day 30. 67.5% of subjects in study one (EV-001) and 70.4% of subjects in study two (EV-002) met the primary endpoint, compared to 1.2% and 1.3% of patients in each placebo arm, respectively. In terms of the secondary endpoint, Jeuveau™ also remained statistically superior to placebo, both at four and five months, using the statistically rigorous 2- point composite score. There were no serious adverse events assessed as drug- related across these studies.
Jeuveau™ will be launched in the United States in the coming weeks. Physicians and consumers can visit www.evolus.com to sign up for updates regarding product availability.
Jeuveau™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) is a proprietary 900 kDa purified botulinum toxin type A formulation indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults. Jeuveau™ is produced under strict quality and safety standards in a state-of-the art facility, specifically built to manufacture Jeuveau™. The safety and efficacy of Jeuveau™ has been evaluated in clinical studies with over 2,100 patients enrolled.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR JEUVEAU™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs)
JEUVEAU may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of JEUVEAU:
Do not use
JEUVEAU if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in JEUVEAU (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®/BOTOX® Cosmetic), abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®), or incobotulinumtoxinA (XEOMIN®); have a skin infection at the planned injection site; or are a child.
Jeuveau dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum.
Tell your healthcare provider about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of JEUVEAU.
Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including: any side effects from botulinum toxin products, including dry eye; breathing, swallowing, bleeding, or heart problems; plans to have surgery; weakness of forehead muscles; drooping eyelids; had surgery on your face; are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed (it is not known if JEUVEAU can harm your unborn baby or passes into breast milk).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using JEUVEAU with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your healthcare provider that you have received JEUVEAU in the past.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the past and the last 4 months. and exactly which product you received (such as Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Myobloc, Dysport, or Xeomin).
JEUVEAU may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of treatment with JEUVEAU. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
JEUVEAU can cause other serious side effects including: allergic reactions (such as itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint), heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat and heart attack), and eye problems (including dry eye, reduced blinking, and corneal problems). Tell your healthcare provider or get medical emergency help right away if you experience a serious side effect.
The most common side effects include: headache; eyelid drooping, upper respiratory tract infection, and increased white blood cell count in your blood.
JEUVEAU is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
The risk information provided here is not complete. For more information about JEUVEAU, the full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING, and Medication Guide, visit www.evolus.com or talk to your healthcare provider.
To report side effects associated with use of JEUVEAU, please call 1-877-386-5871. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Manufactured by: Evolus, Inc., 1027 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
©2019 Evolus, Inc. All rights reserved. Jeuveau is a trademark of Evolus, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Evolus, Inc.
Evolus is a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products. In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jeuveau™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs), the first and only neurotoxin dedicated exclusively to aesthetics and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility using Hi-Pure™ technology. Jeuveau™ is powered by Evolus' unique technology platform and is designed to transform the aesthetic market by eliminating the friction points existing for customers today. Visit us at: www.evolus.com.
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Jeuveau™ is a trademark of Evolus, Inc.
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