25% is a good approximation. Dr. has to write 4 scripts to get one patent on the drug in 12 weeks. Would you like prescribing a $250 a month drug that only 1 in 4 customers gets satisfaction from your medical efforts?DOA.
Do you really think doctors care about the cost of Meds? You don't get out much do you? Your 25% number is off, as is your 1 in 4 lie. Do you know how many BILLIONS are wasted on diet fads that don't work? Hydroxycut, green tea pills, lipitiodex, lipozene, sensa, and a host of other pretend products that don't work.
So your solution is to push them to Qsymia because birth defects are better than maybe not losing enough weight?
Dr's want customers to be satisfied. If the customers are not satisfied they go elsewhere. Dr[s know if they put patents thru an expensive process with few responders it is not good business. Dr's dont care about cost? Payers force them to think about cost every hour They spend more time on cost and reimbursement issues than you can contemplate
The 25% is a lie? No it is a good estimate based on facts we know. Didn't see you dispute the logic, only the result you dont like. 25% is stunning isnt it. Shorts dream for the day in a few months when the refill data gets published
I know the FDA says the non responders will be greater than 60% so no refills for them. Just read the label. We know VVUS had 30% of Rx's written not filled when customers told the price by the pharmacy. B selling for $100 more per month retail than Q should approximate 40% abandonment So multiply 60% X 40% and you get 24% refills.