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Tecfidera's Patient Share at Three Months Postlaunch Surpasses That for Aubagio and Gilenya At the Same Stage of Their Launches
Date:8/28/2013

criptions need some requirement for managed care approval, most often prior authorization but also step therapy. However, the majority of Tecfidera prescribers continue to rate Tecfidera's managed care approval process as being either moderately difficult or easy.   

Over the next six months, Tecfidera's patient share among DMT-treated RR-MS patients is anticipated to increase significantly to 16 percent, being driven by continued use among current prescribers and initial uptake among current nonprescribers.

"This finding suggests that, even at this early stage of market entry, Tecfidera is becoming the oral DMT of choice for neurologists, while patient shares for Aubagio and Gilenya are expected to grow much more modestly over the same time period," said BioTrends Research Group Senior Business Insights Analyst Emma Williams, Ph.D. "However, despite this enthusiasm for Tecfidera, a stable patient population and managed care issues will likely curb Tecfidera's use to some extent."

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