Will Radius Health's Abaloparatide Data Do The Trick In Osteoporosis?
Abaloparatide looks better for improving bone mass with less hypercalcemia than Lilly's first-in-class Forteo in the Phase III ACTIVE study, but it remains to be seen whether this will be enough to get ahead in the increasingly crowded osteoporosis market.
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Radius Health's pricing and reimbursement strategy has been successful, at least with Express Scripts, which included its bone-builder Tymlos on a 2018 formulary that excludes several brand-name drugs.
At $19,500 per year, Radius Health's Tymlos (abaloparatide) is priced to compete with Lilly's similar, but well-established drug Forteo. The company hopes to increase the size of the osteoporosis market to achieve its blockbuster sales goal, but at least one analyst has her doubts.
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