Friday, July 27, 2007

Alcohol addiction market

With regard to Pharmalyst's previous post regarding news articles pertaining to the use of Chantix for treating alcohol addiction market, a reader e-mails that

"my initial hypothesis is that it is a huge market that looks very attractive (large numbers etc), but that the market will be very, very challenging to commercialize. Compare the people who buy smoking cessation drugs (by choice, out of pocket) to the people who would need anti-alcoholism drugs. These patient groups are very different, leading to very different market dynamics. So I do not think the alcoholism market would be 1/4 of the smoking cessation market, even if the patient numbers give that break. If anyone could 'create the market', I suppose Pfizer could."

S/he then proceeds to note that the launch of Vivitrol by Cephalon has not followed a great trajectory. Does anyone have any further thoughts on this market? If so please comment or e-mail Pharmalyst. Many thanks in advance.


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