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Expert Opinion Indicates That Humira and Cimzia Have the Best Clinical Profiles of Key Marketed Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Decision Resources Group finds that, when asked to select the top three most persuasive end points when prescribing a new drug for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), the highest percentages of surveyed United States and European rheumatologists selected the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 50/70 response at 24 weeks. In contrast, the ACR 20 had less influence on surveyed rheumatologists' prescribing decisions, despite being the most commonly used primary end point for efficacy assessment leading to regulatory approval. The report also finds that based on clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders, AbbVie/Eisai's Humira and UCB/Astellas Pharma's Cimzia have clinical profiles that are undifferentiated from each other and are the strongest among key marketed products used to treat PsA. While some emerging therapies hold promise, they have efficacy, safety and tolerability, and/or delivery features that prevent them from offering better overall clinical profiles than those of Humira and Cimzia.
Other key findings from the DecisionBase report entitled Psoriatic Arthritis: Opportunity Awaits Therapies Offering Improvements in Efficacy and Safety over Currently Available TNF-Alpha Inhibitors:
Comments from Decision Resources Group Analyst Laura Croal, Ph.D.:
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