Metformin and sulfonylureas are the most heavily prescribed type 2 diabetes (T2D) drugs and dominate the early lines of therapy before disease progression requires insulin replacement. The emergence of more-effective, safer, and better-tolerated therapies, such as the sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT- 2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have provided physicians with a broad array of therapeutic options. Moreover, with a better understanding of T2D and its complications, individualization of treatment is becoming more common. Numerous branded agents from both established and recently emergent classes are now jostling for position in the treatment paradigm.
Markets covered: United States.
Key companies: Eli Lilly, Merck, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Sanofi.
Key drugs: Afrezza, Apidra, Basaglar, Byetta, Humalog, Januvia, Jardiance, Lantus, Levemir, Metformin, Nesina, Novolog, Onglyza, Ozempic, Steglatro, Toujeo, Tradjenta, Tresiba, Trulicity, Victoza, Rybelsus.
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.