In lokos new study it says one or two injections of 50/75/100 mg. QST has always been one injection per week so this seems to be for something different.
"One or two" injections I think is the key here(it's probably for the Body Builders :o))
"Testosterone enanthate administered subcutaneously once each week. One or 2 SC injections of QST 50 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg/0.5 mL [Device: QuickShot® Testosterone (QST)]."
In Q2 2015 they had 8,123 scripts so if the want to geek the same growth they need 10,800 scripts in Q2
That's not going to happen the way things are looking. We shall see, but that would be a major turn around over Q1 since it was flat from Q4 2016.
paras, this was the last one announced there is only one outstanding and that one should come in any day now.
ANTARES PHARMA ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE 52 WEEK QUICKSHOT® PHASE 3 STUDY IN TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENT MEN COLLECTION OF 52 WEEK SAFETY DATA COMPLETE
EWING, NJ, March 16, 2016 -- Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) today announced 12 week efficacy and 52 week safety results from the phase 3 clinical study (QST-13-003) evaluating testosterone enanthate administered once-weekly by subcutaneous injection using the QuickShot® auto injector in testosterone deficient adult males.
They have never gotten anything near list price for OTREXUP
I Q4 2015 they reported 9060 scripts for a TTL of US$ 3,307 so that's 365 Dollar per script Net for ATRS.
Using that number you get 3,310/365= 9,068 scripts for Q1,16 versus 6,772 In Q1,15 that's an increase of 2,276 Q1, 16 versus Q1, 15 in other words + 34%
Increased the number of quarterly prescriptions written to 9,060 and unique prescribers of OTREXUP™ (methotrexate) injection to approximately 2,000 physicians at the end of the fourth quarter as compared to 6,738 prescriptions and approximately 1,400 physicians at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014. The Company more than doubled prescriptions written by generating approximately 33,000 for the full year 2015 as compared to 15,700 for the same period in 2014, according to Symphony Health Solutions.
You are actually saying that a reason for QST to be unsuccessful is that insurance companies will demand that their clients should use a NON FDA APPROVED solution instead and inject themselves at home with it...
Waow is that common practice among insures in the US?
Am I understanding correctly? You are saying insurance companies can request/demand off label solutions to be used by their clients. I'm a bit surprised that that is possible in Litigation kingdom USofA
Whogo, how do you want things to be?
I one sentence you say SQ Testosterone is not FDA approved that's why doctors do IM. Followed by insurance companies will demand that instead of using expensive AI's people should use syringes to inject SQ(that is not FDA approved for SQ!?).
You just deleted a post where you suggested Testosterone QS might be approve to which I was trying to reply the following.
Well if it's approved (you posted in the other thread(Article on Otrexup and Rasuvo) that it was not)
That would bring back the old question.
If it's so simple to inject SQ at home why does the insurance not ask people to do that now rather then pay for a visit to the doctor. You are suggesting that when an injector is entering the market insurance will all of a sudden ask people to self inject SQ at home with a syringe....
Why not now? Less
To which you replied
"Once again. Testosterone is not approved for SQ injections so insurers can't force docs to prescribe SQ. "
So where do you want to go with this???
If testosterone for SQ is not approved as you say, Introducing an Injector does not change that, So how on earth can you suggest that . "OK I do not want you to use an AI I want you to use an un-approved SQ home injection method with a syringe" said the insurance company? We have not required this before but seeing that it's ATRS who has introduced the product we will now bypass all regulatory requirements and make home SQ injection of testosterone with a syringe a requirement, they continued.:o)
I was not asking about the body builders. If it's so simple to inject SQ at home why does the insurance not ask people to do that now rather then pay for a visit to the doctor. You are suggesting that when an injector is entering the market insurance will all of a sudden ask people to self inject SQ at home with a syringe....
Why not now?
One more question whogo and that's it.
Why is there no information/videos etc. out there describing people SQ injecting testosterone at home. Everyone I've seen is IM can you point to a single or article describing home SQ injection of testosterone?
So the formulation for SQ injection of testosterone has been available how long and why do they not do two simple SQ injection in one go to get the same effect as one IM and still only a biweekly doctors visit.