Navigation Links
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Share of Actemra Projected to Exceed Patient Share of Cimzia and Simponi Among the Medicare Population
Date:11/3/2010

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Trends is pleased to announce the publication of a new syndicated report, TreatmentTrends®: Rheumatoid Arthritis Q3 2010.  This report covers the use of biologics for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The report, part of a quarterly series, focuses on current and future use of biologic agents, patient market share, perceived strengths and weaknesses of the key brands, barriers to broader usage, sales force performance and perceived value of manufacturers' patient assistance programs.

Despite the availability of newer TNF-alpha inhibitors, the TNF refractory market still remains relatively large. As many as one-fourth of first-time biologic users ultimately require a switch to another biologic agent due to poor response or waning efficacy of TNF-alpha inhibitors. However, the newer TNF-alpha inhibitors and biologic agents with alternative mechanisms of action are still perceived as less efficacious and less safe compared to the established TNF-alpha inhibitors.

The patient market share for the newest biologic agent, Genentech-Roche's Actemra (launched in January 2010), is currently estimated to be less than 5 percent among biologic-treated, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.  However, according to surveyed rheumatologists' projections, the patient share of Actemra among the Medicare RA population is projected to exceed the patient share estimates of UCB's Cimzia and Centocor Ortho Biotech's Simponi in the next six months.  Furthermore, the patient share of Actemra among rheumatologists with in-office-infusion capability is projected to increase by more than 50 percent in the next six months.  

Amgen/Pfizer's Enbrel and Abbott Labs' Humira are currently the preferred first- and second-line biologic agents, respectively, among surveyed rheumatologists for the treatment of RA. However, almost one-fifth of rheumatologists cited decreased usage of both Enbrel and Humira in the past six months and, overall, rheumatologists project significantly lower RA patient share for both agents in the next six months. Among rheumatologists who use Cimzia and Simponi, as many as one-third of their RA patients who are initiated on these newer TNF-alpha inhibitors are biologic-naive.  

About BioTrends Research Group, Inc.BioTrends Research Group, Inc. (www.bio-trends.com) provides syndicated market research to pharmaceutical manufacturers competing in clinically evolving, specialty pharmaceutical markets.   For information on BioTrends' publications and research capabilities, please contact us at (610) 363-3872 or www.bio-trends.com. BioTrends Research Group, Inc. 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:BioTrends Research Group, Inc.Decision Resources, Inc.Sharon Funk

Christopher Comfort404-223-2963

781-993-2597 sfunk@bio-trends.com   ccomfort@dresources.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE BioTrends Research Group, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Surveyed European Rheumatologists Expect Well-Established TNF-Alpha Inhibitors to Lose Considerable Patient Share to Newer Agents in This Drug Class
2. Horizon Pharma, Inc. Announces Results of Phase 3 Study of LODOTRA® Demonstrate 12-Month Sustained Efficacy and Safety in Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Deadline Approaching for UCB Rheumatoid Arthritis Family Scholarship
4. CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Enbrel Will Remain Decision Resources Clinical Gold Standard Through 2018 for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
6. ChemoCentryx Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of CCX354 for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
7. New Market Research Report from BioTrends Provides Insight on How Rheumatologists are Utilizing Biologic Agents in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
8. Ninety Eight Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Will Prescribe Roches Actemra for Rheumatoid Arthritis
9. SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector
10. Phytomedics Inc. Announces Publication of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial Results of an Extract of the Chinese Herbal Remedy Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in Rheumatoid Arthritis
11. Rigels R788 Significantly Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis in Phase 2b Clinical Trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... care operating models within the health care industry is ... financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of ... business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, ... These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(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)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products ... cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. ... 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology ... will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):