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PBM Catamaran believes oral MS drugs could improve adherence; likes pricing
Pricing the MS orals
Monday, June 10, 2013
At least one pharmacy benefits
manager says the new oral multiple sclerosis drugs are starting off on the
right foot with smart pricing and the potential to improve adherence over
injectable standard of care. If they want to oust injectables from the top spot
on most formularies, the oral entrants will need to avoid steep price increases
and produce longitudinal data proving their benefits.
Oral drugs for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)
started to come online in October 2010 when Novartis
AG launched Gilenya fingolimod. Aubagio teriflunomide from Sanofi's
Corp. unit came next, in August 2012, followed this April by Tecfidera
dimethyl fumarate from Biogen
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