The Medicines Company to Review ORBACTIVTM (oritavancin) Launch Readiness on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

12 Sep 2014

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss plans for launching ORBACTIVTM (oritavancin) for injection, the first and only single-dose, FDA-approved antibiotic for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of designated Gram-positive pathogens.

The conference call will be available via phone and webcast. The dial-in information is listed below:

Domestic Dial In: + 1 (877) 359-9508
International Dial In: + 1 (224) 357-2393
Passcode for both dial-in numbers: 4401920
 

Replay is available from 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time following the conference call through September 23, 2014. To hear a replay of the call, dial +1 (855) 859-2056 (domestic) and +1 (404) 537-3406 (international). Passcode for both dial in numbers is 4401920.

This call is being webcast and can be accessed via The Medicines Company website at www.themedicinescompany.com.

About The Medicines Company

The Medicines Company's purpose is to save lives, alleviate suffering and contribute to the economics of healthcare by focusing on 3,000 leading acute/intensive care hospitals worldwide. Its vision is to be a leading provider of solutions in three areas: acute cardiovascular care, surgery and perioperative care, and serious infectious disease care. The company operates in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions with global centers today in Parsippany, NJ, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.

About ORBACTIV (oritavancin) for injection

ORBACTIVTM (oritavancin) for injection is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused or suspected to be caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible [MSSA] and methicillin–resistant [MRSA] isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus), and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Contraindications

Use of intravenous unfractionated heparin sodium is contraindicated for 48 hours after ORBACTIV (oritavancin) administration because the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test results are expected to remain falsely elevated for approximately 48 hours after ORBACTIV administration.

ORBACTIV is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ORBACTIV.

Warnings and Precautions

Concomitant warfarin use: Co-administration of ORBACTIV and warfarin may result in higher exposure of warfarin, which may increase the risk of bleeding. Use ORBACTIV in patients on chronic warfarin therapy only when the benefits can be expected to outweigh the risk of bleeding.

Coagulation test interference: ORBACTIV has been shown to artificially prolong aPTT for up to 48 hours, and may prolong PT and INR for up to 24 hours.

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with the use of antibacterial agents including ORBACTIV. Discontinue infusion if signs of acute hypersensitivity occur. Monitor closely patients with known hypersensitivity to glycopeptides.

Infusion-related reactions have been reported. Slow the rate or interrupt infusion if infusion reaction develops.

Clostridium difficile-associated colitis: Evaluate patients if diarrhea occurs.

Osteomyelitis: Institute appropriate alternate antibacterial therapy in patients with confirmed or suspected osteomyelitis.

Prescribing ORBACTIV in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions (? 3%) in patients treated with ORBACTIV were headache, nausea, vomiting, limb and subcutaneous abscesses, and diarrhea.


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investor.relations@themedco.com

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