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Hepatitis C Payer Insight: Update Bulletin [April 2015]

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April 2015

Gain new KOL insights on the latest events happening in Hepatitis C.  Topics covered: withdrawal of Victrelis (boceprevir), Merck’s grazoprevir/elbasvir combination, AbbVie’s ABT-493/ABT-530 regimen, Gilead’s decision to offer rebates and discounts of up to 46%, payer adoption of daclatasvir, effect of the United Health merger with Catamaran, patient adherence in HCV.

Key Questions Answered in this Update Bulletin:

  • How significant is Merck & Co.’s decision to withdraw Victrelis (boceprevir) from the US market by the end of 2015?
  • Will Merck’s grazoprevir/elbasvir combination be able to find a niche in the HCV market?
  • Are payers likely to view the potential for shorter treatment duration with AbbVie’s ABT-493/ABT-530 regimen favourably?
  • What effects will Gilead’s decision to offer rebates and discounts of up to 46% have on the HCV market in 2015?
  • Assuming FDA approval, what will Bristol-Myers Squibb need to do to drive payer adoption of daclatasvir in an increasingly competitive market?
  • What is the likely effect of the United Health merger with Catamaran on the HCV market?
  • Could recently published trial data from studies in HCV/HIV co-infected patients potentially change the treatment dynamics in this patient group?
  • What are the main concerns for payers with regard to patient adherence in HCV?
  • Is the dramatic increase in spending on HCV therapy in 2014 likely to be repeated this year?

When you purchase the full report, you get access to this Update Bulletin.

Update Bulletins include expert insight and analysis based on FirstWord analyst re-engagement with the KOLs after major events such as product approvals, key data releases and major conferences to deliver the most valuable insights with each update.


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