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For Treating Clostridium difficile Infections, Surveyed Infectious Disease Specialists Agree That Effect on Recurrence Rate is One of the Drug Attributes that Most Influences Their Prescribing Decisions

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed U.S. and European infectious disease specialists agree that effect on recurrence rate is one of the drug attributes that most influences their prescribing decisions when treating Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs). Similarly, surveyed hospital pharmacy directors indicate a high willingness to grant favorable formulary status to therapies that can demonstrate a decrease in recurrence rates of CDIs. However, even though clinical data and interviewed key opinion leaders indicate that emerging therapies provide a significant advantage over current standard-of-care therapies, marketers will need to be cognizant of price in a CDI market dominated by inexpensive and efficacious alternatives.

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The DecisionBase 2013 report entitled Market Opportunity Awaits Therapies That Provide Low Rates of CDI Recurrences finds that surveyed U.S. infectious disease specialists would prescribe Cubist's surotomycin to 15 percent of their CDI patients, driven mostly by surotomycin's lower rate of CDI recurrence relative to oral vancomycin (ViroPharma's Vancocin; generics). However, Decision Resources forecasts that surotomycin will earn a more-modest patient share of 5 percent, constrained partially by continued uptake of fidaxomicin (Optimer/Cubist's Dificid; Astellas' Dificlir), which has already demonstrated superiority in recurrence rates over oral vancomycin.

"Uptake of surotomycin will likely be constrained, unless it can demonstrate either higher clinical efficacy than Dificid or offer more favorable pricing", said Decision Resources Analyst Maria Ascano Ph.D. "Other factors that will also limit surotomycin's uptake are competition from other emerging therapies like cadazolid (Actelion) and MK-3415A (Merck), generic entry of oral vancomycin capsules, and the continued use of oral preparations of IV vancomycin."

Nevertheless, surveyed hospital pharmacy directors are highly willing to grant favorable formulary inclusion to therapies that provide increased clinical cure rates, particularly in CDI patients that suffer from severe and/or recurrent infections. As a result, market opportunity awaits therapies that can demonstrate higher overall clinical efficacy in patients with difficult-to-treat CDIs.

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