Photofrin 2019 report




Published July 2020 • 26 Pages

The 5 Key Questions Addressed by this Report:

  • How many physicians were reached by Photofrin through reportable promotional activity in 2019 and how does this compare to its peer set in the Head and Neck Cancer and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer markets?
  • What promotional mix was leveraged (e.g., sales rep detailing, physician education, and paid speaking) and what was the median spend on each type of activity?
  • How does Pinnacle’s depth of coverage vary within key specialties (e.g., Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine) and how does this compare to its peers and the overall set of rep-accessible physicians?
  • How often are physicians receiving paid meals for Photofrin throughout the year (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually)?
  • Who were the most frequent meal recipients and top paid speakers for Photofrin in 2019?

Data Sources and Methodology:

  • MDDetails leverages company-reported financial transaction data disclosed through CMS Open Payments. This data set captures all transfers of value (e.g., speaking fees, consulting fees, travel, education, and meals) made on behalf of a drug or device manufacturer to a physician. Currently, over 5 years of longitudinal data is available – covering payments to more than 1,000,000 U.S. healthcare professionals.
  • Over 400 paid interactions across 200 physicians made on behalf of Photofrin were carefully examined to support our analysis. In addition, interaction data from 17 peer products (e.g. Abraxane, Alecensa, Alimta, Alunbrig, Avastin, Cyramza, Erbitux, Gilotrif, Imfinzi, Keytruda, Lorbrena, Mvasi, Opdivo, Tagrisso, Tecentriq, Vizimpro, and Xalkori ) was leveraged to provide benchmarking and market insights.