Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, today announced the availability of the Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation, which identifies key physician segments to uncover targeted opportunities for current and emerging drug brands. This series offers a fresh look at a competitive drug market by analyzing physician perception of current and emerging drugs using unique physician profiles that will help biopharmaceutical companies understand and size market opportunities.

"As drug markets become saturated with brand and generic competition, it is increasingly challenging for drug marketers to formulate effective product differentiation and positioning strategies," said Decision Resources Director Nicole Westphal, Ph.D. "With Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation, Decision Resources identifies key segments of physicians, characterizes the segments based on demographic and behavioral variables and explores the reasons behind segments' current and emerging product perceptions to help biopharmaceutical teams build product strategies that will resonate with high-opportunity prescribers."

  Four Reports Now Available   Four new reports for 2010 are now available, including:    --  Brand Perceptions Series: Physician Segmentation in Chronic       Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which finds that efficacy in alleviating       symptoms, improving breathing and frequency of exacerbations are key       drivers of brand choice across all physician segments.   --  Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation in Major Depressive       Disorder which finds that when prescribing drugs for depressed       patients, safety-minded physicians in independent practices may       sacrifice efficacy and/or cost for safety.   --  Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation in Parkinson's Disease       which finds that Teva/Lundbeck's Azilect is neurologists' top overall       agent for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, based primarily on       their favorable perception of the brand's disease       modifying/neuroprotective effect.   --  Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation in Rheumatoid       Arthritis which finds that physicians perceive that different brands       within the TNF-alpha inhibitor drug class have distinct strengths and       weaknesses, despite clinical data suggesting that agents in this class       have similar efficacy to each other.  

Each report includes an analysis of physician segments based on their drivers of brand choice, along with a segment-by-segment look at both perception of currently marketed therapies and drivers of emerging therapy use.

In 2010, additional reports from Brand Perception Series: Physician Segmentation will include:

  --  Asthma   --  Insulins   --  Multiple Sclerosis   --  Noninsulin Antidiabetics   --  Psoriasis    About Decision Resources 

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