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Spiriva has Closed the Gap in Patient Share Between Itself and Advair for the Treatment of COPD
Date:12/22/2009

t-level claims data with physician survey data, this report can be used to build patient-flow models and analyze the assumptions driving these models. Patient-level claims data show that more patients (11%) use Symbicort directly after having used Advair while a significantly lower number (2%) of Advair users arrive at the drug after having used Symbicort. Compared to last year's analysis, 15.3 percent of second-line and later Symbicort patients moved to the agent after having tried Advair. This indicates that Symbicort is being used more frequently as a first-line maintenance therapy than one year ago.

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