Hepatitis C Virus - Italy Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022


Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/02/2013 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of Hepatitis C Virus - Italy Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 market report to its offering
The publisher has released its new Country report, “HCV - Italy Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022”. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that results in acute or chronic presentation. The disease is often asymptomatic, but infected patients may experience fatigue, joint pain, itchy skin or jaundice. There is no effective vaccine against HCV, so the market is driven by therapeutics. Currently, drug combinations containing pegylated interferon (e.g., Roche’s Pegasys and Merck’s PegIntron) and ribavirin (e.g., Roche’s Copegus and Merck’s Rebetol) are used to treat HCV infection. Patients infected with HCV genotype 1 can also have a protease inhibitor added to their combination therapy, such as Merck’s Victrelis (boceprevir) or Vertex’s Incivek (telaprevir). The entrance of next-generation HCV therapies is expected to fundamentally change the HCV treatment algorithm. The publisher expects a dramatic shift favoring the uptake of interferon-free regimens due to their more tolerable side-effect profiles and decreased duration of therapy compared with the current standard of care.

The main drivers of growth of the Italian HCV market are expected to be an increase in HCV awareness and the launch of next-generation HCV therapies.

The current market leader in Italy is Roche’s Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a). The current standard of HCV therapy in Italy is a combination of interferon and ribavirin. The less-frequent dosing of peginterferon compared with standard interferon (i.e., once a week compared with three times a week) enabled peginterferon to quickly capture market share. In addition to standard interferon, Pegasys directly competes for market share with Merck’s ViraferonPeg (peginterferon alfa-2b).


Overview of the HCV including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines as well as an overview on the competitive landscape.

Detailed information on the key drugs in Italy including product description, safety and efficacy profiles as well as a SWOT analysis.

Sales forecast for the top drugs in Italy from 2012-2022.

Analysis of the impact of key events as well the drivers and restraints affecting Italy HCV market.

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