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Despite Increasing Competition From Emerging Agents, Surveyed Pulmonologists and PCPs Will Prescribe Advair to a Higher Percenta

Posted Apr 27 2010 8:22am

From PR Newswire >>

Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite increased competition from several emerging agents, GlaxoSmithKline’s Advair will remain surveyed pulmonologists’ and primary care physicians’ (PCPs) favored fixed-dose long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA)/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) combination inhaler through 2013 for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2013, surveyed pulmonologists and PCPs will prescribe Advair to 20 percent of their asthma and COPD patients.

The new Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Physician and Payer Acceptance of Emerging Fixed-Dose Combination Inhalers for Asthma and COPD finds that, by 2013, at least four emerging LABA/ICS combination therapies are expected to launch for asthma and COPD. Despite increased competition from emerging agents, surveyed pulmonologists and PCPs both show a strong tendency to favor Advair over other drugs in the coming years. Additionally, among the three agents in development within the novel LABA/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) drug class, surveyed pulmonologists and PCPs view Boehringer Ingelheim’s olodaterol/tiotropium combination to be the most promising.

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