The U.S. treatment landscape for osteoarthritic (OA) pain, despite being highly genericized, contains a large number of brand-only agents, including multiple opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs). In this analysis, DRG explores the current prescribing and reimbursement landscape for key branded analgesics, including what hurdles these agents—particularly opioid analgesic ADFs—face and how novel emerging therapies, including one of the first biologics for pain (Pfizer/Eli Lilly’s tanezumab), will be used. Additionally, this analysis offers insight into the role of surgical interventions as treatment alternatives for OA pain and to what extent such interventions are reimbursed.
Access & Reimbursement provides in-depth insight regarding the impact of payer policy on physician prescribing behavior so that clients can build their market access strategy and optimize their brand positioning.
Markets covered: United States
Key companies: Purdue Pharma, Horizon Pharma, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Janssen, DepoMed, Grünenthal, Iroko, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Flexion Therapeutics, Nektar Therapeutics
Key drugs: Butrans, celecoxib (Celebrex, generics), diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren Gel, generics), Duexis, Embeda, Hysingla ER, Nucynta ER, OxyContin, Vimovo, Vivlodex, Xtampza ER, Zilretta, Zorvolex, tanezumab, cebranopadol, NKTR-181