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The Upcoming Entry of New Generation TKIs will Challenge the Established Position of CML Treatments in Brazil and Mexico, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group
BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, despite the fact that the treatment armamentarium for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in Brazil and Mexico includes all three tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)-Novartis' Glivec (imatinib), Bristol-Myers Squibb's Sprycel (dasatinib) and Novartis' Tasigna (nilotinib)-due to their premium price, patient access to these agents can be challenging, especially in earlier lines of CML therapy. In the first-line setting, irrespective of the disease phase, patients predominately receive imatinib. Moreover, costly third-generation TKIs, such as Pfizer's Bosulif and Ariad Pharmaceutical's Iclusig, will soon compete with branded and generic versions of the currently available TKIs, thereby challenging payers and physicians to make tough reimbursement and prescribing decisions.
Other key findings from the Emerging Markets Physician and Payer Forum report entitled Patient Access to High-Cost Therapies for CML in LATAM (Brazil and Mexico): How Do Payers and Physicians Shape This Crowded and Changing Market?
Comments from Decision Resources Group Analyst Chiara Stella Cochetti, M.Sc.:
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