Impact of Online Prescription Management Systems on Biologic Treatment Initiation

This study evaluated the impact of the HUMIRA Complete Pro (HCPro) online prescription management system on the rate of abandonment and the time to first fill for patients prescribed adalimumab (ADA). A retrospective cohort analysis of patients initiating ADA treatment with or without use of the HCPro online prescription processing system was used to evaluate the impact of HCPro on treatment initiation outcomes.MethodsPatient-level data for patients with an ADA prescription processed through HCPro were mapped to Symphony Health claims for patients initiating ADA between January 2012 and January 2015. The sample included patients aged  ≥ 18 years with a diagnosis of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis who had data available 3 months before and after their first ADA claim (index date). Baseline characteristics, prescription abandonment rate, a nd time-to-first-prescription fill were compared between patients with a prescription processed through HCPro (HCPro cohort) and those without (non-HCPro cohort). The odds of abandonment were evaluated in the 3 months following the index date using a multivariate logistic regression model.ResultsThe study included 24,767 patients (535 HCPro; 24,232 non-HCPro). HCPro patients had a greater frequency of initiation at a specialty pharmacy (66% vs. 56%;P 
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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ConclusionThere was a preference for etanercept among pregnancies with AS/JIA/PsA/PsO/RA, despite the availability of other TNFis. Decline in TNFi use after the first trimester may be related to the desire to reduce TNFis transplacental transfer and to minimize infection risk to the fetus or baby associated with live vaccine immunizations after birth.
Source: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL REPORT Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhile available data have not identified significant risks associated with a single switch between reference and biosimilar infliximab, the studies available currently report on only single switches and were mostly observational studies lacking control arms. Additional data are needed to explore potential switching risks in various populations and scenarios.
Source: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Source Type: research
AbstractSB5 (Imraldi®) is a biosimilar of the reference anti-TNF monoclonal antibody adalimumab. It is approved for use in the following indications for which reference adalimumab is approved: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis [polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA)], axial spondyloarthritis [ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)], psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriasis, pediatric plaque psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), Crohn ’s disease, pediatric Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis...
Source: BioDrugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ZURICH (Reuters)—Novartis said its Sandoz division received approval from the European Commission for its biosimilar Zessly (infliximab) in gastroenterological, rheumatological and dermatological diseases. Zessly is approved for use in all indications of the reference medicine including rheumatoid arthritis, adult and pediatric Crohn’s disease, adult and pediatric ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis,... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Drug Updates EU approval infliximab biosimilar Novartis Zessly Source Type: research
The committee favors marketing the infliximab biosimilar product Zessly for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis.International Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news
Recently, the FDA announced that it approved Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), the second biosimilar to AbbVie’s blockbuster Humira and sixth biosimilar in the United States. “Cyltezo is the first biosimilar from Boehringer Ingelheim to be approved by the FDA and marks an important step towards our goal of providing new and more affordable treatment options to healthcare providers and patients,” said Ivan Blanarik, Senior Vice President and Head of Therapeutic Area Biosimilars at Boehringer Ingelheim. “Chronic inflammatory diseases collectively affect 23.5 million people in the...
Source: Policy and Medicine - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Abstract AIM: To investigate whether immune mediated diseases (IMD) are more frequent in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: In this population based registry study, a total of 47325 patients with IBD were alive and registered in the Danish National Patient Registry on December 16, 2013. Controls were randomly selected from the Danish Civil Registration System (CRS) and matched for sex, age, and municipality. We used ICD 10 codes to identify the diagnoses of the included patients. The IBD population was divided into three subgroups: Ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD) and Both t...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Kaushik VV Abstract A first fully humanized monoclonal antibody approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 was Adalimumab. Clinical efficacy and safety of adalimumab has been assessed in various trials in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's Disease, and ulcerative colitis. It is one of the major sales success among biological and still one of the greatest blockbuster amongst monoclonal antibodies. With the advent of patent expiry of the parent drug HUMIRA, several potential biosimilars have debuted in various markets worldwide. Present articl...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conditions:   Crohn's Disease;   Ulcerative Colitis;   Rheumatoid Arthritis;   Psoriatic Arthritis;   Psoriasis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Intervention:   Sponsor:   AbbVie Not yet recruiting - verified July 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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