Brand X preaches to the choir
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This month's Brand X is under some serious pressure. The combo drug is scheduled to go off-patent later this year, though one of its components became available in generic form five years ago. The brand.com landing page is anchored by an image of a Black gospel choir, reflecting the prevalance of the disease it treats among African Americans, and a link to a page on that topic is prominently displayed. The drug competes in a crowded mass-market category key to its maker's hearty portfolio.