Symbicort 2021 report




Published July 2022 • 28 Pages

The 5 Key Questions Addressed by this Report:

  • How many physicians were reached by Symbicort through reportable promotional activity in 2021 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, Nursing, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Physician Assistant, 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 2021?

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 1,380 paid interactions across 1,020 physicians made on behalf of Symbicort were carefully examined to support our analysis. In addition, interaction data from 21 peer products (e.g. AirDuo Digihaler, AirDuo RespiClick, Alvesco, Anoro, ArmonAir Digihaler, Asmanex, Bevespi, Breztri Aerosphere, Cinqair, Combivent, Dulera, Dupixent, Fasenra, Lonhala Magnair, Nucala, ProAir, Spiriva, Stiolto, Trelegy Ellipta, Xolair, and Yupelri ) was leveraged to provide benchmarking and market insights.