Lack of awareness on the disease and associated symptoms curbed accurate diagnosis of autoimmune diseases in the past. Symptoms of most autoimmune diseases are similar to that of certain common conditions that lead to wrong diagnoses, and consequently raise healthcare costs. Rapid advancement in the area of disease diagnostics is increasingly enabling physicians in making accurate diagnosis of various autoimmune diseases, which is resulting in a rise in number of patients diagnosed, and subsequently higher number of patients receiving therapy. Leading biological drugs in the present day treatment of autoimmune diseases include TNF inhibitors, such as Enbrel, Humira and Remicade. New products in the market, such as Rituxan and Orencia made significant inroads by addressing therapeutic needs not addressed by existing drugs.
The global marketplace is characterized by participants such as Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc., Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Biogen Idec Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Elan Corporation, plc, Eli Lilly And Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Merck Serono SA, Novartis AG, sanofi-aventis SA, Schering-Plough Corporation, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc., Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, UCB Pharma.
"Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, competition, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry a
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