San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Fibromyalgia, also referred to as fibrositis and fibromyositis, is considered a ‘syndrome’ rather than a disease. More than half of the patients undergoing treatment for the disease do not respond effectively to the available drugs. Fibromyalgia is a debilitating and chronic condition characterized by widespread stiffness and pain throughout the body, accompanied by insomnia, mood swings, and severe fatigue. The disorder mostly affects the population of a productive age, resulting in considerably increased visits to the physician’s office and loss of productivity. Further, the costs of treating fibromyalgia syndrome are exorbitant for the individual as well as for the society. Slow diagnosis due to inability of physicians in quickly recognizing the symptoms of fibromyalgia further compounds to the problems of fibromyalgia patients. While the US continues to account for significant share of the drug revenues, low diagnosis rates and lack of approved therapies in other regions including Japan and Europe continue to restrict market growth. At present, there exists only three FDA approved drugs for the indication in the US, namely Lyrica, Savella, and Cymbalta. The brand dynamics is expected to further change in future following the anticipated launch of new products in the research pipeline and generic erosion of leading drugs, Eli Lilly’s Cymbalta and Pfizer’s Lyrica.
As stated by the new market research report on Fibromyalgia Therapeutics, the US continues to remain the largest market for fibromyalgia therapy worldwide, owing to large patient population, high diagnosis rate, available therapies and high awareness levels. Moreover regulatory barriers for fibromyalgia treatment drugs in Europe continue to place the US market in the spotlight for branded drug manufacturers. The initial refusal of the regulators to approve marketing authorizations for Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella indicates more rigorous standards in the region. At present, there is no drug approved for commercial distribution for treatment of fibromyalgia in the European Union.
Though there is exists a huge demand for effective therapies for fibromyalgia, the current product pipeline for fibromyalgia treatment is small as compared to other central nervous system disorders. The market in recent years witnessed the termination of several drug candidates in the pipeline thereby signifying a challenging regulatory environment for product approvals. As the available off-labels and currently marketed drugs leave a major portion of the diseased population with unmet treatment needs, there exists a huge requirement for safer and more efficacious drugs with new mechanisms. The significant patient base and unmet treatment needs indicate that novel drug candidates could seize a sizable share of the market, once launched. Major players profiled in the report include Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc., Claire Ellen Products, Cypress Bioscience, Eli Lilly and Company, Forest Laboratories, Impax Laboratories, Meda AB, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre Médicament, Synthetic Biologics, among others.
The research report titled "Fibromyalgia Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections (US$ Million) for global and regional markets including the US, Europe, and Rest of World.
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