FDA Approves First And Only Single Monthly Injection For A PCSK9 Inhibitor


Amgen has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Repatha® Pushtronex™ system (on-body infusor with prefilled cartridge), a new, monthly single-dose administration option. The Pushtronex system is a hands-free device designed to provide 420 mg of Repatha in a single dose. Repatha is the first and only PCSK9 inhibitor to offer a monthly single-dose delivery option (Repatha® Pushtronex™ System Available to U.S. Patients in Early August)

“The Pushtronex system exemplifies Amgen’s continued innovation and commitment to patients,” said Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. “Repatha is the only PCSK9 inhibitor with an approved monthly dose, and now the only one with a monthly single-dose administration. The FDA approval of the Pushtronex system offers another delivery option to patients who need the additional LDL cholesterol lowering that Repatha can provide.”

The new, single-use device was developed in collaboration with West Pharmaceutical Services, based on the SmartDose® technology platform, to provide patients with an additional dosing option for Repatha treatment. The device adheres to the body and patients are hands free during administration. Patients are able to perform moderate physical activities (such as walking, reaching or bending) as the 420 mg of Repatha is delivered subcutaneously.