Numerous drugs across multiple drug classes are available and used as monotherapies and/or adjunctive therapies for the treatment of bipolar disorder (BPD). The treatment armamentarium for BPD is growing increasingly genericized in the United States, along with improved patient access to antiepileptic drugs, approval for atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of BPD, and eased restrictions on the prescribing of off-label atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants. At the same time, the expanding generics presence has given U.S. payers greater leverage to control drug treatment costs in BPD. Understanding the current and expected influence of clinical metrics and value-for-dollar on market access and medical practice are key for developers of new therapies for BPD.
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Markets covered: United States.
Key companies: Alkermes, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Lundbeck, NeuroRX, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, SumitomoDainippon Pharma, Sunovion, Takeda Pharmaceutical, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Key drugs: ALKS-3831, aripiprazole (Abilify, generics), Latuda, lamotrigine (Lamictal, generics), lithium, NRX-101, quetiapine IR/XR (Seroquel IR/XR, generics), rapastinel, Rexulti, Trintellix, Viibryd, and Vraylar.