Rare Disease - Episode 19
Although currently limited, Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, explains that the drug market for treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is growing. Dr Petri explains that because SLE is a heterogeneous disease that manifests in patients in many different ways, new agents to treat SLE will be classified into a series of different categories.
Dr Petri continues the discussion by exploring the future roles of these new agents which leads the panelists into a conversation about the costs of these treatment options.
Hugh Fatodu, RPh, MBA, and Dr Petri conclude that without proper data that review the long-term outcomes of agents for the treatment of SLE, it is difficult to estimate any economic benefits or advantages.