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MMIT Reality Check on Multiple Sclerosis (Jan 2021)

Posted by Matt Breese on Jan 29, 2021

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

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT's team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for multiple sclerosis treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 62% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

MMIT-Reality Check-MS-1Q2021Data snapshot as of Q1 2021

Trends: In December 2020, the FDA approved a new dosing time for Roche Group unit Genentech USA, Inc.’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, as well as primary progressive MS. Twice-yearly dosing via a shorter two-hour infusion is now available for people who have not experienced any serious infusion reactions.  

To read the full Reality Check on Multiple Sclerosis treatments with key findings on clinical characteristics, drug market access and payer coverage, please click on the button below: 

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Topics: Specialty, Market Access, Payer, Branding & Marketing