Central nervous system (CNS) niche disorders have always been a major challenge and FS is no different. Some of the key products in late-stage clinical trials have shown considerable promise and offer high growth opportunities.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (pharma.frost.com), European Markets for Fibromyalgia Syndrome, finds that the market earned revenues of $73.4 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $406.3 million in 2013.
"The increasing number of patients being diagnosed with CNS niche disorders, coupled with the lack of drugs to cater to them, has created tremendous scope for new blockbuster products," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sriram V. "The absence of effective long-term treatment alternatives for neuropathic pain disorders such as FS has created a large pool of potential patients."
Current drugs used for CNS disorders have negative side effects, creating ample scope for the research and development of more effective alternatives with higher safety profiles.
CNS disorders feature a wide range of unrelated conditions with different aetiologies and epidemiologies. Despite an array of CNS drugs with good efficacy patterns, there is high demand for drugs with a lower incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) and reduced side effects.
"The side effects associated with neuroleptics and antipsychotics include metabolic disturbances, weight gain and hyperprolactinaemia, which are very serious in nature," explains Sriram. "Poor tolerability leads to poor treatment compliance and the risk of relapse."
Developing orphan drugs in collaboration with technology start-ups or academic institutions offers specialty pharmaceutical companies little financial reward in the short term. However, over the longer term, it may enable them to access discovery and delivery technologies that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive but that could prove highly valuable to their future growth.
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