According to our recent payer coverage analysis for major depressive disorder 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 major depressive disorder treatments shows that under the pharamcy benefit, more than 47% of the covered lives in commercial formularies have utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In November 2018, CMS issued a proposed rule that would let Medicare Advantage and Part D plans limit coverage of certain drugs in the six “protected classes,” which include antidepressants and antipsychotics. Wall Street analysts viewed the proposal as good news for managed care firms . Via AIS Health.