Navigation Links
On Average, 55 Percent of Surveyed U.S. Asthma Patients Say They Are Likely to Request a Switch to a Drug With Efficacy Comparable to Their Current Medication but Which is Dosed Just Once a Day
Date:12/21/2010

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that an average of 55 percent of surveyed asthma patients in the U.S. report that they are likely or very likely to request a switch to a drug with efficacy that is comparable to their current medication but which is dosed just once a day. The likelihood of requesting this switch increases with worsening disease control, which is likely due to the fact that somewhat-controlled and poorly controlled patients currently use a greater number of drugs and report a greater disease burden.

The new Patient Forum report entitled Patients' Comfort and Familiarity With Current Asthma Treatments May Present Challenges for Emerging Brands also finds that surveyed patients who currently have somewhat-controlled asthma experienced delays in diagnosis and drug treatment compared with surveyed patients who currently have well-controlled asthma. Somewhat-controlled patients are less likely to seek treatment immediately following the onset of symptoms compared with well-controlled patients and are more likely to delay medical attention for seven months or more after they experience symptoms.

"Somewhat-controlled patients are also less likely than well-controlled patients to receive a diagnosis at their first physician visit after the onset of symptoms," said Decision Resources Analyst Amanda Puffer, M.S. "Somewhat-controlled patients are more likely to be diagnosed by a primary care physician (PCP) than well-controlled patients. PCPs may be less comfortable than pulmonologists or allergists with a variety of asthma therapies, which could contribute to the likelihood that patients do not achieve better control of their asthma symptoms."

Regardless of their level of disease control, the findings also reveal that very few patients are likely to request a switch to a treatment with improved efficacy but that requires intravenous administration as more than half of surveyed patients indicate that they are "very unlikely" to request such a switch.

"Only five percent of poorly controlled patients, the most likely recipients of the drug, are likely or very likely to request a switch to a more efficacious drug with intravenous administration," Ms. Puffer said. "This unwillingness to switch to a less convenient formulation may present a challenge to the uptake of emerging, intravenously administered agents such as GlaxoSmithKline's Bosatria and Cephalon's Cinquil."

About Decision ResourcesDecision 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, Inc.Christopher Comfort781-993-2597 ccomfort@dresources.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE Decision Resources
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinsons Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis
2. Iomai Trial Shows 100 Percent Immune Response in Elderly Subjects Vaccinated With Novel Travelers Diarrhea Patch Vaccine
3. MedImmunes Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study
4. LAP-BAND(R) System Weight-Loss Surgery Associated With More Than 70 Percent Reduced Risk of Death in People With Severe Obesity
5. Phase II Study of Zevalin(R) Consolidation Following Fludarabine and Mitoxantrone Chemotherapy Results in 100 Percent Complete Remission Rate and 89 Percent Three-Year Progression Free Survival in Patients with Previously Untreated Non-Follicular Indolent
6. Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Offers Lowest Approved Dose of Estradiol for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated with Menopause
7. New Data Shows 45 Percent of Patients with Stage 1 Hypertension Reached Normotension with BENICAR(R) and BENICAR HCT(R)
8. Nexavar Significantly Improves Overall Survival by 47 Percent in Asia-Pacific Liver Cancer Study
9. Welchol(TM) Lowered A1C by a Mean 1 Percent or Greater When Added to Metformin-, Insulin-, or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy in 47 Percent of Patients Evaluated
10. A Drug With Efficacy Superior to That of Xenical at Inducing Weight Loss Would Earn a 40 Percent Patient Share in the Obesity Drug Market
11. CV Therapeutics Announces Archives of Internal Medicine Publication of Study Showing 20 Percent of Heart Attack Patients in Premier Registry Experienced Angina at One Year
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on ... for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. ... ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been named the ... Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) ... at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia . ... "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended ... overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating ... for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for ... mean is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):