According to our recent payer coverage analysis for COPD treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for COPD treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, more than half of the lives under all three formularies are covered without utilization management restrictions.

Trends: Highmark Inc. said in April 2018 that it is working with AstraZeneca under an agreement for Symbicort, a medication used to improve lung function in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Via AIS Health.