Formulary Focus: Cosentyx Navigating Tightly Managed Psoriasis Market
Payers’ prior authorization and step therapy requirements may delay broad access to Novartis’ Cosentyx until after competition arrives in 2016 from Lilly’s IL-17 inhibitor and possibly from a biosimilar to Humira.
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