Furthermore, projected biologic patient share in the next six months reveals that US dermatologists anticipate Taltz will catch up to Cosentyx. Indeed, the two IL-17 inhibitors are anticipated to each capture a similar amount of biologic treated PsO patients by the first half of the new year. Promising for both drugs is that the entire class of IL-17s is expected to increase, primarily off-setting anti-TNF agents but also stopping Stelara in its tracks.
Potential new market entrants, including Valeant's Siliq (brodalumab), Janssen's guselkumab, Boehringer Ingelheim/AbbVie's risankizumab, Merck/Sun Pharma's tildrakizumab, and UCB's bimekizumab will undoubtedly impact the ever-evolving PsO landscape. Indeed, though the fate of Siliq is yet to be revealed, two-thirds of dermatologists agree that the associated suicide risk is a huge deterrent to their use. Despite this, half agree that if the product is priced cheaper than Taltz and Cosentyx, they will prescribe it prior to those agents.
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