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Evaluating the Market Potential of Hua Medicine's HMS5552 in Type II Diabetes Ahead of Mid-Year Phase II Readout. Does the drug have potential to derail the success of major players in the space?

Ticker(s): HUA MEDICINE, ABT, AZN, NVS, NVO, MRK, SNY, GSK, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, RHHBY

Who's the expert?

An expert with significant experience treating patients with Type II diabetes, who is familiar with the data behind Hua Medicines's drug HMS5552. He or she will also be familiar with the other drugs in the space, and the regulatory process for Type II diabetes drugs.

Interview Questions

Can you describe your experience treating patients with Type 2 diabetes? What drugs do you currently use to treat patients, and what other actions are taken in treatment? 

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Can you discuss the safety and efficacy of existing drugs in the market, particularly Abbott's XIENCE family, AstraZeneca's ONGLYZA, Novartis' Galvus, Eucreas, and Starlix, Novo's Victoza,  Lupin's generic Glumetza, Merck's Januvia, Sanofi's Lantus, GSK's Tanzeum, and any other major players I may have missed? 

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Are there different subsets of patients of Type 2 diabetes patients that need different types of drugs? If so which drugs are best for those subsets? 

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Can you discuss the most recent Phase Ic/IIa data from Hua on HMS5552? What did it suggest about the safety and efficacy of the drug, and how clinically relevant were the results? 

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What are your expectations for the mid-year Phase II readout on HMS5552? What are important things to look for in the trial?

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Given the current information, how do you view the chances of HMS5552 receiving regulatory approval?

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Given the current information and assuming it gets approved, how do you view HMS5552's role in the Type II diabetes market? 

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Assuming it gets approved, what percentage of the market do you think HMS5552 could win? Could it be particularly successful in any subset of patients? 

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