Rare Disease - Episode 19

Episode 15 - SLE: Expectations As the Drug Market Evolves

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.