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Reality Check on Narcolepsy

Market access for narcolepsy treatments reveals differences in payer coverage across each major channel, as well as specific trends in the drug landscape.  

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT's team of experts has analyzed the data for you and summarized the key findings:

  • Payer Insights: Under the pharmacy benefit, about 55% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions
  • Class Trends: In August 2019, the FDA approved Harmony Biosciences, LLC’s Wakix (pitolisant) for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in adults with narcolepsy. The product is a first-in-class medicine, a selective histamine 3 (H3) receptor antagonist/inverse agonist
  • Key Findings: Nearly all products are covered but almost exclusively restricted by prior-authorization policies. The pharmacy benefit is dominant, and Xyrem provides the largest coverage variance with its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies program

What can pharma do to curb this trend and overcome these challenges?

Get the data behind this change and how it could impact your market access plans from MMIT's team. Their clinical and policy backgrounds provide a unique and expert perspective to help expand your knowledge in the class and guide your decision-making process.

Download the full Reality Check now.

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