Navigation Links
For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Market Share for TNF-alpha Inhibitors Will Decrease Through 2018
Date:5/18/2009

Actemra/RoActemra Will Emerge as the Preferred Biological Drug for TNF-Refractory Patients, According to a New Report from Decision Resources

WALTHAM, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues finds that, in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the market share for TNF-alpha inhibitors will decrease to 63 percent through 2018 as a result of the increasing use of alternative agents to treat the disease. In 2008, TNF-alpha inhibitors such as Amgen/Wyeth/Takeda's Enbrel and Abbott/Eisai's Humira accounted for 80 percent of rheumatoid arthritis drug sales in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan.

The new Pharmacor report entitled Rheumatoid Arthritis finds that alternative biologics such as Roche/Chugai's Actemra/RoActemra will take market share away from the TNF-alpha inhibitors as interviewed rheumatologists indicate they switch to one of these agents for patients who respond inadequately to two TNF-alpha inhibitors. Actemra/RoActemra will likely emerge as the preferred agent for TNF-refractory patients and is forecasted to achieve sales of nearly $2 billion in 2018.

The report also finds that Centocor Ortho Biotech/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe/Janssen's Simponi has advantages in its drug delivery and efficacy and is expected to take significant market share away from Centocor Ortho Biotech/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade. Simponi will also experience greater uptake than UCB/Otsuka's Cimzia, which has launched for the indication following its recent approval for rheumatoid arthritis by the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, an emerging agent from Pfizer is expected to impact overall sales of biologics in the market.

"We expect Pfizer's CP-690550, which is in Phase III of development, to steal patient share from the TNF-alpha inhibitors, in particular, and constrain the biologics market," said Decision Resources Analyst Joanna Kim, M.Ed. "The potential of this oral Jak-3 inhibitor was demonstrated by its impressive efficacy in a recent Phase II clinical study for rheumatoid arthritis."

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources (www.decisionresources.com) is a world leader in market research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources is a Decision Resources, Inc. company.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www.DecisionResourcesInc.com.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    For more information, contact:

    Decision Resources              Decision Resources, Inc.
    Christopher Comfort             Elizabeth Marshall
    781-296-2597                    781-296-2563
    ccomfort@dresources.com         emarshall@dresources.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Decision Resources
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Here to Help(TM): Unique Program Combines Direct Personal Assistance With Web-Based Resources to Improve Opioid Dependence Treatment Outcomes
2. Takeda to Acquire IDM Pharma, Adding MEPACT(R) (Mifamurtide), the First Treatment Approved for Osteosarcoma in More Than 20 Years, to Its Oncology Franchise
3. Sodium channel blocker shows promise as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis
4. The future of personalized cancer treatment: An entirely new direction for RNAi delivery
5. An Aid to Tailoring Prostate Cancer Treatment
6. Fewer Than One Percent of Infertile Couples Who Need Treatment Receive It - Website to Bridge Gap Between Infertile Couples and Fertility Clinics
7. Shire to Present New Scientific Data on its ADHD Treatments at a National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists on May 18
8. Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes
9. Can New Surgery Revolutionize Diabetes Treatment?
10. Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment
11. New Cancer Treatment Achieves First Mesothelioma Success
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating ... many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who ... of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, ... their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: