Asthma pharmacotherapy has two main goals: to address underlying airways inflammation and promote bronchodilation. Physicians use two types of therapy to achieve these goals: maintenance therapy (, a LABA/ICS, such as GSK’s Advair or AstraZeneca’s Symbicort) and rescue therapy (, a SABA, such as albuterol); and most asthma patients will receive more than one drug to treat their condition. While there are multiple well-established agents available for both maintenance and rescue treatment, over the past two years, the asthma treatment landscape has witnessed the approval of the first once-daily LABA/ICS (, GSK’s Breo), the first LAMA (, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Spiriva), and the first—in over ten years—biologic (, GSK’s Nucala). The availability of these agents has helped to expand physicians' treatment armamentarium and fuel increasing competition in the asthma market.
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Questions Answered in This Report:
- What patient share do key therapies and brands garner by line of therapy in newly diagnosed asthma patients? What are the quarterly trends in prescribing among recently-treated and new diagnosed asthma patients?
- How have newer inhaled asthma therapies, such as Breo and Spiriva, been integrated into the treatment algorithm?
- What proportion of asthma patients receive drug therapy within 365 days of diagnosis, and how quickly? What percentage of patients progress to later lines of therapy within 365 days of diagnosis?
- What percentage of asthma patients are treated with monotherapy versus combination therapy? What are the most widely used combination therapies?
- What are the product-level compliance and persistency rates among drug-treated patients with asthma?