Psoriasis | Patient Profiler | US | 2017

The psoriasis market has become increasingly lucrative owing to the growing use of biologics in the moderate to severe population who cannot be adequately controlled with topical agents. The dominance of the TNF-alpha inhibitors and IL-12/23 Stelara (Janssen) is being challenged by the introduction of the highly effective IL-17 inhibitors. In particular, the uptake of Novartis’ Cosentyx has been remarkable in the first two years of its launch, but faces competition from the new IL-17 inhibitors, in particular Eli Lilly’s Taltz. In addition, Celgene’s oral PDE-4 inhibitor Otezla has been approved for over three years in the United States and is gaining steady uptake in early lines of therapy. Analysis of claims data and electronic health records provides an objective lens to see how physicians prescribe therapies and what the clinic profiles of treated patients are.


  • What is the patient share in psoriasis for IL-17 inhibitors and other key segments?
  • What are the demographic characteristics and clinical profiles of psoriasis patients on biologics and Otezla?
  • What are the key risk factors, comorbidities, and co-prescribed/additional therapies by patient segment for psoriasis?
  •  How do psoriasis patient cohorts compare in care utilization and outcomes (physician visits and other healthcare encounters)?
  • What are the reimbursed and out-of-pocket costs?
  • What insurance type do psoriasis patients have?


Patient Profiler provides disease-specific, patient-level analysis of key demographic, clinical, and cost-based metrics underlying brand use, all sourced with DRG’s comprehensive Real World Data (RWD) repository.

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