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Obesity is a significant public health concern in the United States. The body of evidence highlighting the physical and economic impact of obesity on society is growing steadily. The most frequently used first-line therapy remains generic phentermine, a drug that has been on the U.S. market for decades. However, since 2012, a number of novel branded drugs have entered the market. Approved agents include Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide), Vivus’ Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate), Eisai’s Belviq (lorcaserin), and Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals’ Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion). This report provides important insights into how prescription weight-loss agents are being incorporated into the treatment paradigm for obesity and how the practice is evolving.
REAL WORLD DATA
Longitudinal patient-level claims data analysis
KEY DRUGS COVERED
Saxenda, Qsymia, Belviq, Contrave, Xenical, phentermine
KEY ANALYSIS PROVIDED
Brand/therapy usage across longitudinal patient sample
Newly diagnosed patient analysis
Treatment initiation and progression
Line of therapy analysis
Combination therapy analysis
Source of business for recently treated patients
Persistency and compliance analysis
Product-level patient flowchart
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed, quantitative analysis of the treatment journey and brand usage across lines of therapy and overall using real-world, patient-level claims data so that marketers can accurately assess their source of business, benchmark usage against competitors, and quantify areas of opportunity for their marketed or emerging brand.
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Rameshwar Prajapati, (Pharm.), is an Associate Analyst in Decision Resources Group’s cardiovascular, metabolic, renal, and hematologic disorders team, focusing primarily on metabolic and renal diseases. In this role, his main function is to perform primary and secondary research across the team’s range of therapeutic indications and provide insights and assessments for related pharmaceutical ; Rameshwar holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Dr. Gour University, Sagar, India. He obtained his master’s and doctorate degree in pharmacoinformatics from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Nagar, India. Rameshwar also received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship to conduct his research on P-glycoprotein at the University of Bonn, ;