Market Access Impact: Asthma/COPD Inhalables (EU5) 2019

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What are the market access obstacles that are shaping the EU5 asthma/COPD inhalables market and which brands are winning out?

  • How are market barriers affecting asthma/COPD inhalables drug prescribing?
  • How do market barriers affect the market share of leading brands?
  • What specific market access barriers are challenging each brand?
  • Which brands gain and lose the most market share due to market barriers?

High cost, no formulary listing and stock availability are just some of the barriers that can negatively influence prescribing volumes and exert downward pressure on profitability. What market access barriers are influencing physicians’ therapy choices and how is this determining market share?

This and other key questions are answered in this insightful June 2019 analysis of 8 leading asthma/COPD inhalables brands. Based on the results of an in-depth survey of 150 EU5-based allergists and pulmonologists, Market Access Impact (EU5): Asthma/COPD Inhalables identifies the market access barriers that are shaping the competitive landscape for leading rheumatoid arthritis brands in the EU5 and provides clear pointers for management action.

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Evaluating leading companies in the EU5 asthma/COPD inhalables sector

  • AstraZeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Chiesi
  • GSK
  • Novartis

Leading brands covered in this report

  • Seretide (fluticasone/salmeterol; GSK)
  • Relvar Ellipta (vilanterol/fluticasone furoate; GSK)
  • Seebri (glycopyrronium; Novartis)
  • Spiriva (tiotropium; Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol; AstraZeneca)
  • Ultibro (indacaterol/glycopyrronium; Novartis)
  • Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone/umeclidinium/vilanterol; GSK)
  • Trimbow (beclometasone/formoterol/glycopyrronium; Chiesi)

Answering important market access questions

  • What underpins the physicians’ prescribing of Symbicort, Spiriva and Relvar Ellipta?
  • What is the overall impact of market barriers on prescribing?
  • Not available on formulary? Not recommended in guidelines? Limited availability? What market access obstacles are impacting Trelegy Ellipta, Trimbow and Ultibro?
  • How many market barriers are impacting Ultibro, Trimbow and Trelegy Ellipta?
  • How are market access issues impacting the market shares of Relvar Ellipta, Seebri and Seretide, and which competitor brands are benefitting?

Market access barriers examined in this survey

  • Not available on formulary
  • Too expensive
  • Not recommended by guidelines
  • Limited availability
  • Patients prefer other medications
  • Only recommended for certain patient types
  • Is not reimbursable

Exclusive to FirstView, Market Access Impact surveys reveal the barriers that influence prescribing, identify the brands that win or lose market share, and highlight the
brand-specific market access challenges that management must overcome

The experience of the physicians surveyed

This detailed analysis is based on a survey of 150 EU5 allergists and pulmonologists with a wealth of experience treating asthma/COPD inhalables. On average they:

  • Saw 110 patients the month preceding the survey
  • Have 20 years in practice
  • Have prescribed at least one of the brands assessed

This report gives you...

  • Practical data to understand how market barriers impact the prescribing decisions allergists and pulmonologists treating asthma/COPD make
  • 24 clear, easy-to-read, charts that provide at-a-glance understanding of the survey findings
  • Actionable and detailed information identifying specific areas where medical access teams can improve brand share

Why FirstView has an edge in pharmaceutical market research

FirstView research draws on LiMA (Leaders in Medicine Atlas), the world's largest directory of 3.5 million vetted and verified physicians. This proprietary physician research platform uses advanced big data capture, processing and analytics powered by AI and machine learning to ensure the most robust samples are used for every FirstView survey.

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