European payers report pricing concerns for asthma drug Relvar

  • July 25, 2014

Pulmonologists and payers in five European Union countries had mixed views of the first once-daily long-acting beta2-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid fixed dose combination for treating asthma, according to survey results.

Up to 50% of the surveyed pulmonologists from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom reported they would consider Relvar (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol inhalation powder, GlaxoSmithKline/Theravance) as a first-line maintenance therapy for patients with treatment-naive persistent asthma, according to a press release from Decision Resources Group. The findings were based on a European physician and payer forum report.

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