The drug market for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU; previously known as chronic idiopathic urticaria) is dominated by oral medications, including those approved (e.g., first- and second-generation antihistamines) or used off-label (e.g., DMARDs, immunosuppressants, tricyclic antidepressants) for this disorder. However, several drug classes have serious side effects, and many patients still struggle to control their lesions. Novartis / Roche’s Xolair was the first FDA-approved biologic for CSU treatment, and we have also found off-label use of other biologics. Guidelines for CSU were recently updated to remove montelukast and prioritize prescription therapies, but some physicians have been slow to adapt.
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.
The accompanying interactive dashboard provides novel delivery of data with interactive visuals, easier navigation, expanded analyses, and quarterly data refreshes.