Fibromyalgia is a complex disease that is difficult to treat because of patient heterogeneity, frequent comorbid conditions, and numerous symptoms, including pain, depression, fatigue, and sleep dysfunction. The few drugs that are FDA-approved for fibromyalgia (i.e., Pfizer’s Lyrica, Allergan’s Savella, duloxetine [Eli Lilly’s Cymbalta, generics]) have limited efficacy, resulting in off-label use of various antidepressants, analgesics, muscle relaxants, and sleep aids to manage patient symptoms. Although the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia have improved dramatically over the past decade, the treatment journeys of fibromyalgia patients remain very complex and include high rates of treatment discontinuation, drug switching, and polypharmacy.
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
Real-world data: Longitudinal patient-level claims data analysis
Key companies: Allergan, Pfizer
Key drugs: Lyrica, Lyrica CR, Savella, duloxetine, gabapentin, SNRIs, SSRIs, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, opioid analgesics, sedative hypnotics, and others
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