Varivax 2018 U.S. PROMOTIONAL AUDIT REPORT

Varivax 2018 U.S. PROMOTIONAL AUDIT REPORT

  • July 2019 •
  • 19 pages •
  • Report ID: 5210713 •
  • Format: PDF
The 5 Key Questions Addressed by this Report:
• How many physicians were reached by Varivax through reportable promotional activity in 2018 and how does this compare to its peer set in the Varicella Zoster Vaccine market?
• What promotional mix was leveraged (e.g., sales rep detailing, physician education, and paid speaking) and what was the median spend on each type of activity?
• How does Merck’s depth of coverage vary within key specialties (e.g., Pediatric Medicine and Family Medicine) and how does this compare to its peers and the overall set of rep-accessible physicians?
• How often are physicians receiving paid meals for Varivax throughout the year (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually)?
• Who were the most frequent meal recipients and top paid speakers for Varivax in 2018?

Data Sources and Methodology:
• MDDetails leverages company-reported financial transaction data disclosed through CMS Open Payments. This data set captures all transfers of value (e.g., speaking fees, consulting fees, travel, education, and meals) made on behalf of a drug or device manufacturer to a physician. Currently, over 5 years of longitudinal data is available – covering payments to more than 1,000,000 U.S. healthcare professionals.
• Over 500 paid interactions across 500 physicians made on behalf of Varivax were carefully examined to support our analysis. In addition, interaction data from 1 peer products (e.g. Proquad ) was leveraged to provide benchmarking and market insights.