How many thousand more patients will be using Adcetris?
Does anybody know the rules in Canada for off label use of the drug? Will doctors use it in Canada in that fashion?
This should be a nice boost in sales over the next few quarters.
The number of patients eligible for this drug in Canada will be one-tenth or less of the number using it in the US.
Relatively few doctors will use it off-label, as relatively few people in Canada have insurance plans which provide coverage for drugs like this (coverage beyond that which the government already provides). Provincially, the drug will be publicly funded for limited indications (usually those which fall under the NOC/c).