Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and progressive autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints. China has globally the highest number of RA patients, and the Chinese RA market boasts six biologics: the TNF-α inhibitors etanercept (Amgen’s Enbrel, biosimilars), adalimumab (AbbVie’s Humira), infliximab (Janssen’s Remicade), and golimumab (Janssen’s Simponi); theIL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (Roche’s Actemra); the B-cell modulator rituximab (Roche’s MabThera, biosimilars); and the oral JAK inhibitor Xeljanz (tofacitinib). The TNF-α inhibitors are the most widely prescribed targeted therapies for RA patients refractory to conventional DMARDs, and other biologics and the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib largely compete for use in TNF-α-inhibitor-refractory patients. With the expected launch of additional targeted therapies, in addition to the availability of the cost-effective biosimilars of marketed TNF-α inhibitors during the forecast period, the Chinese RA market will witness fierce competition and increasing challenges to gain market uptake.
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Qualitative and quantitative insights driven by 5 country-specific interviews with thought-leading rheumatologists, supported by survey data collected for this and other DRG research.
Diagnosed prevalence of RA by disease stage. Clinically and market relevant drug-treatable populations.
10-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient shares of key RA therapies through 2028, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions
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