Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare, life-threatening disorder characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It is a progressive condition marked by considerable morbidity and mortality. A wide array of drugs are available to treat PAH in the United States. Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors and endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) are the most commonly prescribed first-line treatments; the more-efficacious prostacyclin therapies are used in later lines. Branded therapies feature highly in the PAH treatment algorithm, and combination therapy is common. Using a longitudinal claims data analysis, we demonstrate how newly diagnosed and recently treated PAH patients receive pharmacotherapy in the United States.
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed, quantitative analysis of the treatment journey and brand usage across lines of therapy and overall using real-world, patient-level claims data so that marketers can accurately assess their source of business, benchmark usage against competitors, and quantify areas of opportunity for their marketed or emerging brand.
Markets covered: United States
Key companies: United Therapeutics, Actelion, Pfizer, Bayer, Gilead
Key drugs: Adcirca, Opsumit, Tyvaso, Ventavis, Orenitram, Uptravi, Remodulin, Adempas, ambrisentan, bosentan, sildenafil, epoprostenol