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Discussing the market potential of TYMLOS (Abaloparatide) after approval and positive ACTIVExtend results in osteoporosis.

Ticker(s): RDUS, MRK, AMGN, LLY

Who's the expert?

Name: Dr Tamara Vokes - MD

Institution:  University of Chicago

  • Professor in the Section of Endocrinology at the University of Chicago.
  • Treats ~500 patients with osteoporosis and is in the process of prescribing TYMLOS.
  • Clinical and research activities center around osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, and she has significant publications in these areas..

Interview Questions

Please describe your clinical practice and how many postmenopausal women you treat with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.

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Which of your patients are you most likely to have try TYMLOS?

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How do you view the side effect profile of TYMLOS? Does the black box warning on osteosarcoma concern you?

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Please explain the mode of action and can you compare the benefit vs other products including
1. Decrease in fracture risk at the femoral neck and lumbar spine
2. Increase in BMD vs competitors 

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FORTEO and abaloparatide-SC are daily injections, whereas romosozumab is injected once a month. How will this affect the popularity of each drug?  Do these differences suggest romosozumab fits a niche market within osteoporosis?

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How does the side effect profile of TYMLOS compare to Forteo and Prolia in your opinion?

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