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COVID-19 Wreaking Havoc in Specialty Practices and the Vast Majority of Physicians Expect It to Get Worse in the Next Two Weeks, According to a New Report by Spherix Global Insights

Results from a survey of more than 300 dermatologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, neurologists, rheumatologists, and primary care physicians indicate a marked decrease in patient visits, growing concern over financial impact to practices, and worry over preparedness for a widespread local outbreak

March 25, 2020|

US Dermatologists Anticipate the Future of Atopic Dermatitis to Mirror that of the Over-Crowded Psoriasis Market

With a plethora of agents in development, manufacturers who already have one leg in the dermatology biologic/small molecule space, such as AbbVie, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Janssen, and Novartis could have a competitive edge over more novel developers. EXTON, Pa., March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The past decade has ushered in an array of new treatment options for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, providing dermatologists with more than they bargained for and often times making it difficult to compare efficacy across medications. Thus, it has become crucial for companies to differentiate their assets both within and outside their drug class – whether [...]

March 17, 2020|

Genentech’s Ocrevus Offers Stiff Competition to the New High-Efficacy Oral Therapies, Novartis’ Mayzent and EMD Serono’s Mavenclad, While Biogen’s Vumerity Begins to Chip Away at the Company’s Own Tecfidera

Key label advantages related to cortical grey matter/thalamic volume loss reduction and superior safety compared to Novartis’ Gilenya will be fundamental for preferential uptake of Bristol Myers Squibb’s Zeposia (ozanimod), according to Spherix Global Insights  EXTON, Pa., March 10, 2020 ― In the last year, the US multiple sclerosis (MS) market saw the introduction of three new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS (RMS). Fielded between January 21 and February 12, data from 100 neurologists surveyed for the Q1 wave of the ongoing quarterly report series, included in Spherix’s RealTime Dynamix™: Multiple Sclerosis (US) [...]

March 10, 2020|

Overall Share of Ocrevus Remains Stable Among Recent New Start Patients, Yet Genentech’s Efforts to Increase First-Line Use Appears to be Paying Off in the Dominant Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Subgroup

Ocrevus cedes substantial ground to off-label glatiramer acetate agents (particularly generics) in the first-line primary progressive multiple sclerosis subgroup, due to a desire for favorable tolerability and pressure from payers, with little hope of redemption coming from potential first switches among these patients, according to Spherix Global Insights’ most recent patient chart audit EXTON, Pa., February 11, 2020 ― Overall share of Genentech’s Ocrevus in the new start multiple sclerosis (MS) segment has not changed compared to the prior year. Fielded in December for the fourth year in a row, 199 neurologists provided data from 1,006 charts of MS patients [...]

February 11, 2020|

Amgen/Novartis’ Aimovig Label Revision and Teva’s Ajovy Autoinjector Delay Clear the Way for Continued Growth of Eli Lilly’s Emgality in the US Migraine Prevention Market, According to Spherix Global Insights

Neurologists and migraine specialists believe that a potential dual acute and preventive migraine indication for Lundbeck’s eptinezumab and Biohaven’s rimegepant could be influential in differentiating the pipeline agents from Allergan’s atogepant and the currently marketed CGRP therapies  EXTON, Pa., December 18, 2019 ― Eli Lilly’s Emgality, the third anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) therapy to the US market for the preventive treatment of migraine, continues to make headway in its efforts to catch up with the class leader, Amgen/Novartis’ Aimovig. Fielded between November 7th and 23rd, data from 102 migraine specialists and neurologists surveyed as part of the ongoing quarterly [...]

December 18, 2019|

Promising Early Launch Metrics for AbbVie’s Rinvoq (upadacitinib) to Help JAK Inhibitors Solidify Their Position as Second-Line Leaders in Rheumatoid Arthritis, According to Spherix Global Insights

As IL-6 inhibitor use in second- or later-line biologic/JAK therapy in RA declines and TNF class share remains flat, the introduction and positive early readout of the third JAK to market bodes well for the JAK inhibitor class. EXTON, Pa., December 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spherix examined the charts of 1,021 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients recently switched from one biologic/JAK to another agent via the 2019 annual RealWorld Dynamix™: Biologic/JAK Switching in Rheumatoid Arthritis (US) service. The patient chart analysis revealed that TNF inhibitor cycling remains the most common switch pattern among RA patients, though has leveled off over the [...]

December 16, 2019|