Blockbuster drugs

Eleven potential blockbuster drugs offer hope, threaten budgets

Crowned by a potential cure for severe hemophilia A, which could become the most expensive drug ever, a new list of 11 medicines expected to generate $1 billion-plus in annual sales by the end of 2024 or earlier throws into stark relief the growing tension between medical innovation and society’s ability to pay for it. […]

Indivior’s Sublocade contributing to transformation of opioid dependence market

The 2018 Drugs to Watch report, the annual industry forecast and analysis from Clarivate Analytics published in March, forecast 12 new drugs to enter the market in 2018 and achieve blockbuster sales of $1 billion or more by 2022. In a follow-up series we have reviewed the status and landscape of each expected blockbuster with the […]

Roche’s Hemlibra: Market expansion approved, but safety an initial concern?

The annual industry forecast and analysis report Drugs to Watch from Clarivate Analytics was published in March 2018, detailing the pharma industry’s expected blockbuster launches for 2018. The report was led by Roche/Chugai’s hemophilia drug Hemlibra (emicizumab), for which analysts had very big expectations, and consensus forecasts stood at $4.002 billion for 2022 at the […]

Erleada gains first-mover advantage in CRPC

The 2018 edition of Drugs to Watch, the annual industry forecast and analysis from Clarivate Analytics, predicted approval and market entry of Johnson & Johnson’s Erleada (apalutamide), the first FDA-approved treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).1,2 This approval came two months ahead of its April 2018 PDUFA date and only four months after its […]

Shire’s Takhzyro expected to dominate in hereditary angioedema

The 2018 edition of Drugs to Watch, the annual industry forecast and analysis from Clarivate Analytics,  anticipated the approval and market entry of Shire’s Takhzyro (lanadelumab).  The drug was approved in the U.S. under accelerated review, with Orphan Drug, Fast Track and Breakthrough Therapy status, as expected in August 2018, for the prevention of hereditary […]

Biktarvy poised to help Gilead recapture share in the HIV market

This article is part of an ongoing blog series profiling the 12 new, game-changing drugs predicted to achieve blockbuster status by 2022 in the 2018 edition of Drugs to Watch, the annual industry forecast and analysis from Clarivate Analytics. Read the full Drugs to Watch report here or follow the series for the latest updates. […]

GW’s Epidiolex becomes the first cannabinoid-based drug approved for epilepsy

This article is part of an ongoing blog series profiling the 12 new, game-changing drugs predicted to achieve blockbuster status by 2022 in the 2018 edition of Drugs to Watch, the annual industry forecast and analysis from Clarivate Analytics. Read the full Drugs to Watch report here or follow the series for the latest updates. […]