Navigation Links
Two-Thirds of Surveyed U.S. Neurologists Have Prescribed Genzyme's Aubagio to Their Multiple Sclerosis Patients at One Year Post-Launch
Date:11/25/2013

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that two-thirds of surveyed U.S. neurologists have prescribed Genzyme's Aubagio, the second oral disease-modifying therapy (DMT) to reach the multiple sclerosis (MS) market, to at least one of their MS patients at one year post-launch. This increase in prescriber base represents a modest expansion compared with six months ago when Biogen Idec's Tecfidera, the third oral DMT to market, became commercially available.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/MM36805LOGO )

Neurologist-reported patient share for Aubagio among relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS) patients treated with DMTs has also remained stable at two percent over the past six months. Reflecting increased product awareness and neurologist familiarity compared with earlier in the launch, significantly more surveyed neurologists now know that Aubagio is dosed once daily, providing a potential point of differentiation with recently launched, twice-daily Tecfidera. In fact, while Aubagio's oral formulation continues to be identified top-of-mind as the product's single biggest advantage compared with other currently available treatment options for MS, more surveyed neurologists now mention Aubagio's once-daily administration as its biggest advantage than at one, three, and six months post-launch.  

The recently published LaunchTrends®: Aubagio Wave 4 report finds that, over the next six months, surveyed neurologists expect Aubagio's patient share among DMT-treated RR-MS patients to increase significantly to 6 percent. This patient share nearly matches that of Novartis's Gilenya (7 percent), the first-to-market oral DMT, but is substantially less than Tecfidera's anticipated 15 percent patient share. This increase in oral DMT prescribing is expected to pull share from across the platform injectable mainstays--Biogen Idec's Avonex, Bayer HealthCare's Betaseron, Teva's Copaxone and Pfizer/EMD Serono's Rebif.

"Uptake of Aubagio continues to be muted as a result of a stable DMT-treated patient population and safety concerns related to its pregnancy Category X label and hepatotoxicity risks," said BioTrends Research Group Senior Business Insights Analyst Emma Williams, Ph.D.  "In addition, qualitative feedback from neurologists indicates that, after only six months on the market, Tecfidera is quickly becoming the preferred oral DMT among some neurologists, a sentiment driven by the drug's favorable risk-benefit profile." 

About BioTrends Research Group
BioTrends Research Group provides syndicated and custom primary market research to pharmaceutical manufacturers competing in clinically evolving, specialty pharmaceutical markets. For information on BioTrends publications and research capabilities, please visit www.bio-trends.com. BioTrends is a Decision Resources Group company.

About Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group 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 Group at www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Decision Resources Group
Christopher Comfort
781-993-2597
ccomfort@dresources.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioTrends Research Group
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. According to Surveyed Oncologists in the EU5, Zytiga Has Heavily Penetrated Second-Line Treatment of Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) and is Displacing Jevtana to Later-Line mCRPC
2. Surveyed U.S. and European Neurologists Agree that a Therapys Effect on Physical Disability is the Most Important Attribute Influencing Prescribing Decisions in Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
3. Despite the Recent Availability of Xtandi, Zytiga Continues to Dominate the Second-Line Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Setting, According to Surveyed U.S. Oncologists and Urologists
4. Surveyed U.S. Physicians Indicate That Xarelto and Apixaban Will Benefit From the Lack of Use of a Fast-Acting Injectable Anticoagulant in the Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism
5. Surveyed U.S. Neurologists Would Prescribe Biogen Idecs Tecfidera to 20 Percent of Their Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RR-MS)
6. Surveyed U.S. Pulmonologists Expect to Treat Nearly 50 Percent of Their Severe, Refractory Asthma Patients With a Biologic or Biosimilar Version of Xolair By the End of 2018
7. 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
8. The Majority of Surveyed Gastroenterologists in the EU5 Identify Remicade as Their Most Preferred Biologic for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
9. For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Surveyed Pulmonologists Indicate That Improved Effect on Quality of Life is One of the Greatest Unmet Needs
10. For Second- and Subsequent-Line Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Surveyed Oncologists Indicate that Improved Symptom Control and Quality of Life is one of the Greatest Unmet Needs
11. Rising Drug Resistance is Driving Early-Line Use of Powerful Antibiotics Such as Carbapenems for Gram-Negative Infections, According to Surveyed EU5 Physicians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 The ... manufacturers, health insurance companies all falling under its umbrella.  ... companies. While not often talked about, these healthcare companies ... United States is by far the largest ... Medical Isotope Corp. (OTC: ADMD), Nutranomics Inc. (OTC: NNRX), ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 A key ... is the emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a development ... osteoarthritis treatment. The therapy is expected to fulfil large ... UK is conducting studies to develop new treatments for ... the genes involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016   ... software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled ... announced it entered into a strategic channel ... of outpatient software solutions and revenue cycle ... specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to optimize ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... An ... bolstered by inspiring human-interest stories, courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and thought leaders. It ... leading advocates, associations and industry leaders such as Bioness. , As patients ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and ... within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With a ... medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation Center is also ... successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ISO17025 accredited and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of certified organic ... Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee ... by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State University College ... academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the Certificate ... and environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):