Mucositis may occur. If greater-than or equal to Grade 2 mucositis is observed, omit or modify dose. Patients should be instructed to take folic acid and receive vitamin B12 to potentially reduce treatment-related hematological toxicity and mucositis.
Fatal dermatologic reactions may occur. Dermatologic reactions may be progressive and increase in severity with further treatment. Patients with dermatologic reactions should be monitored closely, and if severe, FOLOTYN should be withheld or discontinued. Tumor lysis syndrome may occur. Monitor patients and treat if needed.
FOLOTYN can cause fetal harm. Women should avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with FOLOTYN and pregnant women should be informed of the potential harm to the fetus.
Use caution and monitor patients when administering FOLOTYN to patients with moderate to severe renal function impairment.Elevated liver function test abnormalities may occur and require monitoring. If liver function test abnormalities are greater-than or equal to Grade 3, omit or modify dose. Adverse Reactions The most common adverse reactions were mucositis (70%), thrombocytopenia (41%), nausea (40%), and fatigue (36%). The most common serious adverse events are pyrexia, mucositis, sepsis, febrile neutropenia, dehydration, dyspnea, and thrombocytopenia. Use in Specific Patient Population Nursing mothers should be advised to discontinue nursing or the drug, taking into consideration the importance of the drug to the mother. Drug Interactions Co-administration of drugs subject to renal clearance (e.g., probenecid, NSAIDs, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) may result in delayed renal clearance. Please see FOLOTYN ® Full Prescribing Information at www.FOLOTYN.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Allos Therapeutics that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to the ability of the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Allos Therapeutics to complete the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of April 4, 2012 (the “Merger Agreement”), including the parties’ ability to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the tender offer and the other conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, the possibility of any termination of the Merger Agreement, and, if the transaction is completed, the success and strategic fit of the proposed combination of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Allos Therapeutics. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from current expectations because of risks associated with uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the subsequent merger; uncertainties as to how many of Allos’ stockholders will tender their shares of common stock in the tender offer; the risk that competing offers or acquisition proposals will be made; the possibility that various conditions to the consummation of the offer or the merger may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the offer or the merger; and the risk that shareholder litigation in connection with the tender offer or the merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability. The success and strategic fit of the combined entities will depend on Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ and Allos Therapeutics’ ability to identify, acquire, develop and commercialize a broad and diverse pipeline of late-stage clinical and commercial products, and to leverage the expertise of partners and employees around the world to assist us in the execution of our combined strategy. Additional risks that could cause actual results to differ include, with respect to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, the possibility that existing and new drug candidates may not prove safe or effective, the possibility that our existing and new applications to the FDA or other regulatory agencies may not receive approval in a timely manner or at all, the possibility that existing and new drug candidates, if approved, may not be more effective, safer or more cost efficient than competing drugs, the possibility that efforts to acquire or in-license and develop additional drug candidates may fail, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ lack of sustained revenue history, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ limited marketing experience, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ dependence on third parties for clinical trials, manufacturing, distribution and quality control and other risks that are described in further detail in the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with respect to Allos Therapeutics, uncertainties pertaining to the business of Allos Therapeutics, including those set forth in Allos Therapeutics’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither Spectrum Pharmaceuticals nor Allos Therapeutics plan to update any such forward-looking statements and expressly disclaim any duty to update the information contained in this press release except as required by law. The tender offer described herein has not yet commenced, and this press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. At the time the tender offer is commenced, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals will cause its subsidiary, Sapphire Acquisition Sub, Inc., to file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors and Allos stockholders are strongly advised, prior to making any decisions with respect to whether to tender their shares of Allos into the tender offer or, if necessary, vote their shares in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement, to read carefully the tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, letter of transmittal and related tender offer documents) and the related solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9, and if applicable, a proxy statement regarding the merger, that will be filed by Allos with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any amendments to the foregoing, because they will contain important information about the tender offer and the merger. These documents will be available at no charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov . In addition, a copy of the tender offer statement will be made available free of charge to all stockholders of Allos who direct a request to Spectrum at www.sppirx.com , and a copy of the tender offer statement and the solicitation/recommendation statement will be made available free of charge to all stockholders of Allos at www.allos.com or by contacting Allos Therapeutics, Inc. at 11080 CirclePoint Road, Suite 200, Westminster, Colorado 80020 or via phone at (303) 426-6262. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50229970&lang=en