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Trends That Matter for Viscosupplements

Posted by Matt Breese on Dec 14, 2017

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In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide infographics, articles and recent news from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is viscosupplements,. 

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for viscosupplements, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

Here are some recent trends:

  • Prescribers Split on Viscosupplements: While many alternatives to viscosupplementation exist, prescribers still prefer these prescribed treatments to treat knee pain. In addition to viscosupplements, many prescribers believe in specific exercises that will help treat patients
  • Enhanced Awareness Drives Adoption. Specifically in the United States, the viscosupplement pharmaceutical markets grows rapidly due to the awareness of these treatments as well as the general acceptance of a more costly but stabilized treatment plan.
  • Surgeons Perspective Contradicts. Many HCPs Some organizations, like the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, don’t favor viscosupplement utilization. However, an overwhelming percentage of physicians support the products in this class and the relief that they bring to patients.

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Topics: Specialty, Industry Trends