Press Releases2017-09-13T20:17:34+00:00

Press Releases

Janssen’s INVOKANA (canagliflozin) Gets Boost Over Competitors with FDA Approval for Diabetic Kidney Disease and a Newly Minted Collaboration with Renal Giant, Vifor Pharma

According to Spherix Global Insights, the approval of INVOKANA was highly anticipated among nephrologists and may present a paradigm shift in the way patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are treated in the futureEXTON, Pa., November 25, 2019 – It is well-documented that nearly half of patients with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which is the most common cause of kidney failure in the United States.  INVOKANA, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, is the first agent shown to slow the progression of DKD since the standard of care (angiotensin-converting enzyme [...]

November 25, 2019|

Opportunity for EMD Serono’s Mavenclad is Growing in the Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Segment of the Canada Market, Although Increasingly Deferred Treatment Algorithm Positioning Is a Threat That Could Benefit Roche’s Ocrevus and Novartis’ Gilenya

With neurologists eagerly waiting for approval of Mayzent and interest growing in ofatumumab, Novartis is seen as a highly credible company with the potential to offer a diverse multiple sclerosis portfolio, according to Spherix Global Insights EXTON, Pa., November 19, 2019 ― Once approved by Health Canada and accessible on provincial drug formularies, the Canadian multiple sclerosis (MS) market is primed for swift adoption and solid uptake of Novartis’ Mayzent, especially if granted a first-in-market unrestricted secondary progressive MS (SPMS) indication. Data from 50 neurologists surveyed in October for an ongoing twice-yearly report series included in Spherix’s RealTime Dynamix™: [...]

November 19, 2019|

Novartis’ Mayzent and EMD Serono’s Mavenclad Look to Dethrone Genentech’s Ocrevus in the Expanding Patient Segment of Active Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Following the recent relapsing forms of MS indication revision by the FDA, the unmet need for not active SPMS therapy has been put into stark contrast to other subtypes, while skepticism remains regarding the potential for MedDay Pharmaceuticals’ Qizenday, AB Science’s masitinib, or MediciNova’s ibudilast to emerge as the first-to-market solution, according to Spherix Global Insights EXTON, Pa., November 14, 2019 ― Following the recent March approvals of Novartis’ Mayzent and EMD Serono’s Mavenclad, Genentech’s Ocrevus continues to dominate neurologists’ stated preference across the three segments of patients with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS): active secondary progressive MS [...]

November 14, 2019|

Nephrologists Report Strong Willingness to Prescribe Off-Label Agents for Various Glomerular Diseases, According to Recent Market Intelligence from Spherix Global Insights

Conditions such as diabetic nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and lupus nephritis are associated with high unmet need  EXTON, Pa., November 13, 2019/ PRNewswire/ — Throughout 2019, Spherix Global Insights has been collaborating with US nephrologists to identify areas of high unmet need and to detect late-stage clinical candidates with the most promise. Glomerular diseases consistently top the list of conditions with the highest unmet need, along with acute kidney injury (AKI) – being rated much higher than conditions with an array of pharmaceutical treatments such as renal anemia, hyperkalemia, and secondary hyperparathyroidism. The American Society of [...]

November 13, 2019|

Janssen’s Darzalex Continues to Impress in Multiple Myeloma and New Indications Are Expected to Fuel Additional Growth

According to a recent survey conducted by Spherix Global Insights with 150 hematology-oncology specialists, the majority anticipate increasing their use of Darzalex as a result of the recent first-line approval of Darzalex/lenalidomide/dexamethasone (DRd) in transplant ineligible patients with multiple myeloma, and the group is largely optimistic about the potential approval of a subcutaneous formulation of the agent. EXTON, Pa., / October 30, 2019 / PRNewswire – In late June 2019, Darzalex, in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (DRd), was approved for the first-line treatment of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) who are transplant ineligible. A few weeks [...]

October 30, 2019|

Positive Growth of Eli Lilly’s Taltz and Stabilization of Novartis’ Cosentyx in Psoriasis May be an Indicator for Future Psoriatic Arthritis Market Shift

Cosentyx’s first-to-market status in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis has historically provided the brand with a competitive edge over in-class rival, Taltz, though recent studies conducted by Spherix Global Insights indicate changes are afootEXTON, Pa., October 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Novartis’ Cosentyx was first approved by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis in January 2015, followed by a label extension for both psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) a year later – snagging the first-to-market IL-17 inhibitor status in all three markets. With Eli Lilly’s IL-17 competitor, Taltz, entering the psoriasis market in March 2016 and the PsA [...]

October 10, 2019|