Real World Data Helping To Drive Rise Of Novartis' Entresto
Patients with heart failure on Entresto say they have fewer symptoms and greater quality of life, according to a registry study and Novartis is hoping that this and other real world data will propel the drug towards its peak sales target of $5bn.
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Paul Hudson, CEO, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, was recently in India along with the executive leadership team of the Swiss multinational. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Scrip, he discussed Cosentyx’s edge over its competition, Entresto’s “incredibly bright future”, including in emerging markets like India, and why transparency on the scale of rebates in the US is "overdue."
The Swiss major is very happy indeed with the growth trajectory of Cosentyx and Entresto and pleased with how its migraine drug Aimovig has started. However the revelation of manufacturing problems with its CAR-T therapy Kymriah marred Novartis' second-quarter results.