Navigating new frontiers: Ways to find space in the future RA market

Presented by

Helen Parfitt, Head of Therapy Watch, Research Partnership, Mariel Metcalfe and Mark Hollis, Research Partnership

About this talk

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been a major growth driver for the pharmaceutical industry over the last 15 years, led by AbbVie’s blockbuster anti-TNF inhibitor treatment Humira (adalimumab). The emergence of low-cost biosimilar versions of Humira and the new janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, are shaking up a once-stable market. Although there are only two drugs in this class available in the region – Eli Lilly’s Olumiant (baricitinib) and Pfizer’s Xeljanz (tofacitinib) – this is not likely to be the case for much longer, as several other candidates reach late-stage development. Analysis of Therapy Watch data, a real-time' syndicated market tracking tool from Research Partnership, shows that JAK inhibitors have already made a strong impression in the European RA market, where their convenient oral administration advantage may override cost considerations that would otherwise favour biosimilar uptake. This pharmaphorum webinar, held in conjunction with Research Partnership, will use the latest intelligence from both physicians and patients to look at emerging trends in the RA market, how these will shape the RA market of tomorrow and how companies can best position themselves for future success. This webinar will provide an opportunity to interact with the panel about how companies can best harness the potential of this increasingly complex, but highly rewarding, market. Topics to be covered include: The European RA market Current status and market situation of JAK inhibitors (key EU5 countries) Uptake curve of JAKs compared to other new entrants and biosimilars Profile of physicians prescribing JAKS Country differences The future of new classes of JAK inhibitors

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