Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment is typically initiated with cost-effective conventional DMARDs, such as methotrexate. The U.S. market for conventional DMARD-refractory RA patients is crowded with efficacious biologics, including blockbuster tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors Amgen’s Enbrel, AbbVie’s Humira, and Janssen’s Remicade, as well as non-TNF-alpha inhibitors such as Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Orencia, Roche’s/Genentech’s Rituxan and Actemra. In addition, Pfizer’s Jak inhibitor Xeljanz, the first targeted oral molecule approved for RA, has been approved for almost five years in the United States and is gaining steady uptake. The RA market is expected to become increasingly competitive, with upcoming approvals of additional agents and the entry of biosimilars, making brand differentiation and understanding of key patient characteristics ever more critical for marketers.
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