Regeneron’s Eylea: A Game Changer for Treatment of Macular Degeneration?

August 22, 2012

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) began selling Eylea late last year for treatment of wet macular degeneration.

Recently, the American Journal of Ophthalmology published a review of the medical literature and pertinent Internet postings combined with analysis of key studies with expert opinion regarding the use of Eylea (a/k/a aflibercept) for the treatment of wet AMD.

The authors concluded that Eylea promises to deliver excellent visual outcomes for wet age-related macular degeneration patients while undergoing fewer injections compared with Lucentis (a/k/a ranibizumab). With a wholesale cost of $1850 per dose, the cost per patient with Eylea treatment promises to be lower than with Lucentis.

Click here for access to the abstract.

 

 

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