The increasingly crowded RA market boasts many different targeted agents representing several distinct drug classes, including blockbuster TNF-α inhibitors, five non-TNF-α biologics (including the second IL-6 inhibitor, Regeneron / Sanofi’s Kevzara), and three oral Jak inhibitors, Xeljanz (Pfizer), Olumiant (Eli Lilly), and Rinvoq (AbbVie). The TNF-α inhibitors are the most widely prescribed biologics for RA refractory to conventional DMARDs, and the non-TNF-α biologics and Jak inhibitors largely compete for use in the TNF-refractory population. With the impending entry of additional Jak inhibitor (Gilead / Galapagos’s filgotinib) and biosimilars of several TNF and non-TNF biologics, marketers are facing fierce competition and increasing challenges to gain market share.

Questions answered:

  •  What are physicians’ preferred TNF-α inhibitors, and what factors are influencing this perception? Given the increasingly fragmented RA market, how likely are physicians to cycle through multiple anti-TNF agents before progressing to a novel MOA?
  • What are physicians’ perceptions of the currently marketed non-TNF-α inhibitor biologics and oral Jak inhibitors, and where do these agents fit in their current treatment approach? Which of these agents has been/will be most successful in targeting the TNF-refractory patient segment?
  • How will the entry of additional novel oral therapies affect the RA treatment algorithm, and in which patient segments and lines of treatment will these therapies most likely be used? How will the entry of biosimilars affect the market sales and patient share of currently marketed RA agents and the entry of emerging therapies?

Scope:

Markets covered: United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan.

Primary research: 27 country-specific interviews with thought leaders.

Epidemiology: Number of total, diagnosed, and drug-treated prevalent cases of RA; number of diagnosed prevalent cases of RA by severity.

Emerging therapies: Preregistered: 1 drug; Phase III: 3 drugs; coverage of 11 select early-phase pipeline products.

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Author(s): Prerna Sharma; Sunali D. Goonesekera, SM

Prerna Sharma is a senior analyst on the Immune and Inflammatory Disorders team at Decision Resources Group. She performs in-depth research to understand the rheumatology therapy area, specializing in rheumatoid arthritis, and creates disease landscape and forecast syndicated reports. Prior to joining DRG, she was a senior analyst at Evalueserve, where she fulfilled the research and market requirements of global pharmaceutical companies in creating syndicated and nonsyndicated reports detailing disease landscapes. Ms. Sharma has expertise in creating market assessments, competitive intelligence reports, and in-depth company profiles for the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare sectors. She graduated from Amity University in India with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology.

Sunali Goonesekera is an Associate Epidemiologist at Decision Resources Group.

Sunali holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. in Biology (Honors) from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Decision Resources Group, Sunali conducted epidemiological research and lead authored two manuscripts on racial/ethnic disparities in metabolic diseases at the New England Research Institutes. She has contributed to multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals in epidemiology and in the biological sciences.


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