Flexion CEO comments first full year launch of Zilretta
"2018 was a foundational year for ZILRETTA, and in the first full year of the launch, we saw strong product uptake as we established a broad and growing base of prescribers. Furthermore, the clinical feedback on ZILRETTA from physicians and patients alike continues to be overwhelmingly positive and gratifying," said Michael Clayman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. "We now enter 2019 with a product-specific J code, which we believe will be a key driver of continued ramp, as it provides prescribers with a well-known and clearly defined reimbursement mechanism that is utilized by both Medicare and private payers. Each year, roughly five million people in the U.S. receive intra-articular injections for osteoarthritis knee pain, and we believe ZILRETTA will play an increasingly significant role in the treatment paradigm for this large and growing patient population."