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TreatmentTrends: Hepatitis C Virus (Wave 1) US 2013

TreatmentTrends® Hepatitis C (HCV) is a report that covers the use of agents for the treatment of HCV. This bi-annual report focuses on current and future use of leading interferon and development products, patient market share, perceived strengths and weaknesses of the key brands, barriers to broader usage, sales force performance and perceived value of manufacturers’ patient assistance programs. In addition, assessment of the impact of newer agents such as boceprevir and telaprevir is included.
TreatmentTrends® are syndicated report series that provide longitudinal information on market dynamics. They provide insight into practice patterns, attitudes and perceptions, and current and projected use of various products. They evaluate perceived product advantages and disadvantages, as well as sales and messaging efforts of key market players.

Questions Answered in This Report:

  • Quantify the HCV case load by patient type/severity, source of patient origination, the non-responder patient population, and the prevalence of anti-viral treatment

  • Quantify the non-treated, “warehouse” Hep C population and changes in the number of HCV patients treated following introduction of the protease inhibitors

  • Quantify current and anticipated future patient share of the pegylated interferons and protease inhibitors; understand perceived differences and preferences in HCV for: pegylated interferon-alpha-2a vs 2b (Pegasys vs Pegintron) and the new protease inhibitors (telaprevir and boceprevir)

  • Evaluate physicians’ attitudes and perceptions regarding: the importance of product attributes and the performance of existing therapies against these attributes

  • Understand how and why interferon use is expected to shift among physicians in the next six months for HCV; identify drivers and barriers to product adoption and broader usage

  • Evaluate the importance and performance of manufacturers’ patient co-pay assistance programs, company support of physicians’ practices, and promotional detailing effort

  • Evaluate the interest in new products in development (PSI-7977, BMS-790052 and TMC435 etc.) and assess how these products may impact the market


Sample Frame & Methodology:

Each report will include responses from a random sample of:

- 50 gastroenterologists

- 25 hepatologists

- 25 infectious disease spacialists

The survey is quantitative in nature with open-ended questions for qualita-tive feedback

To qualify for participation, physicians have to meet the following criteria:

- Board Certified in their specialty

- In practice between 2 and 30 years

- Managing a minimum of 25 pa-tients with HCV

- Spend at least 75% of their profes-sional time in clinical practice

- Not on a national advisory board for any of the profile companies


The complete report, including key findings in PowerPoint format

Statistically significant differences of the results, where appropriate, will be highlighted

A complete set of frequency tables, summary statistics, and cross-tabulations

Onsite or webcast presentations are available upon request at no additional charge

Clients purchasing prior to fielding will have the opportunity to include up to three proprietary questions in each quantitative wave of research

Product Coverage:

Approved: Incivek, Victrelis, Pegasys, PegIntron, and ribavirin

In development: faldaprevir, daclatasvir, simeprevir, and sofosbuvir

Related 2013 Reports:

- TreatmentTrends®: Hepatitis C (EU)

- ChartTrends®: Hepatitis C (US)

- LaunchTrends®: Sofosbuvir

- PatientTrends®: Hepatitis C (US)