Symbicort 2020 report




Published July 2021 • 25 Pages

The 5 Key Questions Addressed by this Report:

  • How many physicians were reached by Symbicort through reportable promotional activity in 2020 and how does this compare to its peer set in the Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 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 AstraZeneca’s depth of coverage vary within key specialties (e.g., Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Allergy/Immunology) and how does this compare to its peers and the overall set of rep-accessible physicians?
  • How often are physicians receiving paid meals for Symbicort throughout the year (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually)?
  • Who were the most frequent meal recipients and top paid speakers for Symbicort in 2020?

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 47,600 paid interactions across 18,600 physicians made on behalf of Symbicort were carefully examined to support our analysis. In addition, interaction data from 25 peer products (e.g. AirDuo Digihaler, Anoro, Asmanex, Bevespi, Breo, Breztri Aerosphere, Brovana, Cinqair, Combivent, Duaklir Pressair, Dulera, Dupixent, Fasenra, Lonhala Magnair, Nucala, Perforomist, Seebri Neohaler, Spiriva, Stiolto, Trelegy Ellipta, Tudorza, Utibron Neohaler, Wixela Inhub, Xolair, and Yupelri ) was leveraged to provide benchmarking and market insights.