Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Bristol-Myers Squibb's Baraclude will dominate the hepatitis B virus market through 2015. According to the new report entitled Coping with the Rise in Drug Resistance: A Hepatitis B Virus Study, Baraclude outperforms current therapies in efficacy and safety.
"In clinical trials, Baraclude has proved to be more efficacious in reducing viral load, which is the key end point influencing physicians' prescribing decisions," said Kaitlyn Sullivan, associate analyst at Decision Resources. "Also, Baraclude also more effectively reduces liver fibrosis and inflammation than the other therapies currently on the market, and the agent is less prone to viral resistance than GlaxoSmithKline's Epivir."
Most therapies in the pipeline for the treatment of hepatitis B virus do not have clinical profiles that can compete with Baraclude's efficacy and safety profiles.
About Coping with the Rise in Drug Resistance: A Hepatitis B Virus Study
Coping with the Rise in Drug Resistance: A Hepatitis B Virus Study covers the current and future state of the hepatitis B virus market. The report includes the following:
-- More than 3,000 physician responses that define drug attributes that drive prescription now and in the future. -- Clinical end point tradeoffs that are most influential to physicians. -- Areas of unmet need with highest potential. -- Benchmark trial results for specific drug opportunities. -- Patient share potential for emerging therapies and target product profiles. -- Decision Resources proprietary analysis of commercial factors that accelerate or constrain a drug's market potential. -- Promotion: DTC spend, detailing intensity. -- Reimbursement: formulary tier, prior approval restriction, quantity limits. -- Labeling: black box warnings, approved patient segments, contraindications. -- Competition: order of entry, pricing, generic entry, pipeline sales forecast. -- Medical practice: decision trees, treating physician type, line of therapy. -- Comparisons of the key clinical attributes of current and emerging therapies in the areas of efficacy, safety, and delivery. -- Analysis and supporting data that identifies the clinical "Gold Standard" now and over the next ten years. -- Key insights as to which clinical end points have the greatest influence on physician decision-making.
The report can be purchased by contacting Decision Resources. Members of the media may request an interview with an analyst.
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