Physician Views snap poll - What scope for oral competition to Dupixent?

The success of Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Dupixent as a practice-changing treatment for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis has spiked the interest of other drug developers.

While Dupixent is quickly becoming established as a new standard of care, a number of companies believe there is considerable opportunity for oral competitors to emerge (Dupixent is a monoclonal antibody administered by subcutaneous injection).

Earlier this month, Pfizer announced positive top-line data for its JAK inhibitor abrocitinib; a treatment that it believes may offer a faster onset of action than Dupixent.

To get a better understanding of what opportunity could exist for new therapies like abrocitinib, we are snap-polling US and EU3 (France, Germany and the UK) based dermatologists who have prescribed Dupixent with the following questions… 

How would you rate your satisfaction/the satisfaction of your patients with Dupixent (dupilumab) as a treatment for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis?

Not at all satisfied

Slightly satisfied

Somewhat satisfied

Moderately satisfied

Extremely satisfied


Approximately what percentage of patients treated with Dupixent for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis do not respond to therapy and would ideally need to use an alternative treatment?


How frequently does the need to administer Dupixent by subcutaneous injection preclude patients from using it or require them to abandon therapy?







It has just been announced that a new oral JAK1 inhibitor - abrocitinib - met its primary and secondary endpoints in a pivotal-stage study, though data has yet to be released.

As a potential future treatment option, how compelling would an oral therapy offering similar efficacy to Dupixent and a clean safety profile be for your patients?

Not at all compelling

Slightly compelling

Somewhat compelling

Moderately compelling

Extremely compelling


Let's assume that oral therapies for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis reach the market, but are not as efficacious as Dupixent.

To what extent would you be willing to sacrifice efficacy to use an oral therapy?

Not willing to sacrifice efficacy

Slightly willing

Somewhat willing

Moderately willing

Extremely willing


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