Two types of pharmacotherapy are used to treat adult asthma: rescue drugs and maintenance therapies. Rescue drugs are inhaled therapies (e.g., a SABA such as Teva’s ProAir HFA) that treat the acute symptoms of asthma via bronchodilation. Maintenance therapies are inhaled, oral, or biological drugs (e.g., a LABA/ICS such as GSK’s Advair or an anti-IL-5 agent such as AstraZeneca’s Fasenra) that are used to prevent exacerbations by targeting the underlying pathophysiology. Many adult patients receive several agents to treat their asthma. Although multiple well-established therapies are available for adult asthma, the market has seen the approval and launch of even more agents, including novel biologics (e.g., Regeneron / Sanofi’s Dupixent) and generic versions of the blockbuster inhaled drugs (e.g., albuterol sulfate and formoterol / budesonide). These launches have added treatment options and fueled more intense competition in this market.
Markets covered: United States
Key companies: GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Teva, Genentech, Merck, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Sanofi, Regeneron, Mylan, Cipla, Par, Perrigo, Prasco
Key drugs: Advair, Symbicort, Dulera, AirDuo, Breo, Dupixent, Fasenra, Nucala, Ventolin, ProAir, montelukast sodium, Flovent, Qvar, Spiriva, Trelegy.
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