Obesity is a significant public health concern in the United States. The body of evidence highlighting the physical and economic impact of obesity on society is growing steadily. Generic phentermine is still the most frequently used first-line therapy. This drug has been on the U.S. market for decades. However, since 2012, several novel branded drugs have entered the market. The approved agents include Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide), Vivus’s Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate), Eisai’s Belviq (lorcaserin), and Currax Pharmaceuticals’ Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion). This report provides important insights into how prescription weight-loss agents are being utilized in the management of obesity and how the practice is evolving.
Longitudinal patient-level claims data analysis
KEY DRUGS COVERED
Saxenda, Qsymia, Contrave, Belviq, Xenical, phentermine
KEY ANALYSIS PROVIDED
Brand/therapy usage across longitudinal patient sample
Newly diagnosed patient analysis
Treatment initiation and progression
Line of therapy analysis
Combination therapy analysis
Source of business for recently treated patients
Persistency and compliance analysis
Product-level patient flowchart
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.