"Overall growth of the AMD market for prescription therapies is driven by agents for the wet form of the disease, in particular, vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors," said Decision Resources Analyst Irene Koulinska, M.D., Sc.D. "We estimate that sales of this drug class will grow at a rate of two percent annually between 2007 and 2017. This reflects, primarily, the patient share dynamics between the approved agent from this class, Lucentis, and its less expensive, off-label alternative, Avastin."
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