With more than a dozen disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), the treatment journey for MS patients is varied and complex. To date, the MS market has accommodated a place for each therapy due to the disease’s heterogeneity, individualized treatment decisions, and a mix of positive and negative attributes that define each DMT. With every new launch, players in the MS space—both new and old—must assess where their products fit into the increasingly crowded market that will be increasingly affected by the presence of generics. Meanwhile, competing paradigms of escalation versus early intervention with high-efficacy drugs remain a source of debate. As such, patients’ journey through lines of therapy will continue to evolve. National patient-level claims data explore current DMTs’ position in newly diagnosed and recently treated patients and examine the line-of-therapy progression, including treatment duration and switch patterns and persistence and compliance by brand.
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed analysis of brand use across different lines of therapy using real-world patient-level claims data so that clients can accurately assess their source of business and quantify areas of opportunity for increasing their brand’s share.