Press Releases 2017-09-13T20:17:34+00:00

Press Releases

First-in-Class PPMS Indication Fueling Much of the Adoption of Genentech’s Ocrevus, but Insurance Coverage Issues Could be a Looming Stumbling Block

As previously predicted, Ocrevus trial and share has increased significantly, positioning the new market entrant as second only to Biogen's Tysabri in the mAb DMT class, according to the most recent quarterly update by Spherix Global Insights Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Four months post-launch, keeping pace with neurologists' previous projections, Genentech's Ocrevus continues to display impressive growth in both user base and brand share. Although only 42% of surveyed neurologists consider themselves to be early adopters of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), 67% of neurologists have trialed Ocrevus, up significantly from 45% from the previous [...]

September 19, 2017|

Early Launch Metrics for Janssen’s Tremfya May Lag Those of Lilly’s Taltz at a Similar Post-Launch Period, but Signs Indicate the New IL-23 Inhibitor is Poised to Set a New Bar for Efficacy in Skin

According to Spherix Global Insight's latest quarterly release of RealTime Dynamix™: Psoriasis, dermatologists are feeling increasingly overwhelmed with the sheer number of new biologic entrants recently approved in the US. Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At just over one-month post launch, more dermatologists were aware of Taltz's approval compared to Tremfya in psoriasis (PsO). Additionally, just under one-quarter of US dermatologists (n=98) have initiated trial with Janssen's Tremfya, a figure that wanes in comparison to the one-third of dermatologists who reportedly trialed Taltz at a similar post-launch time-frame, leading to significantly more biologic brand share [...]

September 14, 2017|

US Gastroenterologists May Thwart Uptake of New Biosimilars, Such as Pfizer’s Inflectra and Merck/Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis, by Choosing an Alternative TNF-Inhibitor, Such as AbbVie’s Humira

Despite Remicade's status as the go-to agent in ulcerative colitis (UC), the introduction and adoption of the biosimilar Inflectra appears to be having an impact on the brand, with share for Janssen's branded infliximab significantly down compared to the same period last year, according to a recent report from Spherix Global Insights Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Q3 update of RealTime Dynamix™: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), US gastroenterologists (n=103) report a significant decline in the percent of their UC patients treated with Remicade (branded infliximab) since 2016. Not only is the decline [...]

August 29, 2017|

Uptake of Sanofi/Regeneron’s Dupixent for Atopic Dermatitis Strong, but Sales Representative Contact Rates Leave Something to be Desired

At roughly four months post-launch, the Dupixent patient and user base has experienced substantial growth, though nearly one-third of US dermatologists have yet to see a sales representative according to recent report from Spherix Global Insights Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Q3 update of RealTime Dynamix™: Atopic Dermatitis, US dermatologists (n=104) continue to show strong adoption of Dupixent (dupilumab) as the first biologic approved for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. The study reveals that the Dupixent user-base has significantly increased since Q2, with over half of surveyed dermatologists currently reporting use. Additionally, [...]

August 21, 2017|

Novartis’ Cosentyx Beginning to Plateau in Psoriatic Arthritis, as US Rheumatologists Prepare for an Influx of Non-TNF Agents, Such as BMS’ Orencia, Pfizer’s Xeljanz, and Lilly’s IL-17, Taltz

Despite an increasing user base, Cosentyx share has remained unchanged over the past six months, according to recently released data from Spherix Global Insights Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In the most recent quarterly update of RealTime Dynamix™ Psoriatic Arthritis, a growing population of US rheumatologists (n=101) are reporting use of Cosentyx to treat their patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Nonetheless, this increasing user base has not translated into overall increases in biologic share. Furthermore, in Q2 2016, rheumatologists anticipated doubling their Cosentyx share over the subsequent six month period, a projection that panned out [...]

August 15, 2017|

Changes Afoot in the Management of CKD Mineral Bone Disorder Reinforced by a Clinical Practice Guideline Update from KDIGO

According to RealTime Dynamix™: Bone and Mineral Metabolism, a quarterly report published by Spherix Global Insights, the migration to non-calcium based binders, with accelerated adoption of Keryx's Auryxia and FMC's Velphoro, is expected to continue Download Report Overview EXTON, Pa., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of Renagel by Genzyme Corporation nearly 20 years ago, the use of non-calcium binders has been steadily gaining ground, buoyed by clinical data as well as heavy promotion by companies with non-calcium based phosphate binders. Recently, KDIGO published updates to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for CKD-MBD with two standout recommendations that may [...]

August 10, 2017|