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Is ICER Too NICE? A Comparison Of Drug Assessments Programs

Drug companies are accusing the US Institute for Clinical and Economic Review of approaching cost effectiveness assessments in the same way as the UK National Health Service gatekeeper, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Scrip Asks… What Will Happen In Orphan Drug Pricing In The Next Five Years?

Feb 28 is Rare Disease Day. To mark the occasion, Scrip asked experts the question: Do you see orphan drug pricing coming under pressure over the next five years?

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Rx Spending Stands Out In CMS Projections – As Slowing Down

Pharmaceutical industry’s message on overall drug spending trends is getting some timely support from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ annual national health expenditure projections.

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Generic Industry Hit With Avalanche Of Price Fixing Suits

As state attorneys general and Department of Justice move against generic manufacturers, plaintiffs’ firms have filed more than 90 antitrust suits on behalf of third party payers.

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Cost Versus Value: Earnings Calls Spotlight US Pricing Reforms

Pink Sheet has scoured big pharma annual results presentations to gauge the industry's reactions and concerns around the increasingly tough US drug pricing environment and proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act under the new Trump administration.

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Medicaid Drug Rebates Will Get Closer Scrutiny From CMS, Verma Pledges

CMS Administrator-nominee Seema Verma promises stronger agency oversight of Medicaid drug rebate program in response to question from Sen. Grassley during Senate confirmation hearing.

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Turkey Grapples With Spinraza Cost As Patients Seek Access

Families of spinal muscular atrophy patients in Turkey are demanding immediate access to Biogen’s Spinraza following its US approval in December. Its public payer is in discussions over possible reimbursement of the high-priced imported drug but the company is said to have shown no pricing flexibility so far.

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Part Of The Solution? PBMs See Opportunities In Medicaid Reform

Amidst a growing chorus of criticism that pharmacy benefit managers are contributing to the problem of high drug costs, PCMA’s Merritt defends the PBM business model and points to its potential for better managing costs in Medicaid.

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Sweeping FDA Changes Could Have “Disastrous Consequences” For Biotech Investment

Lowering the bar on drug approval standards would create a challenging environment for biotech investors, warned Jonathan Leff, a partner at the health care investment firm Deerfield, during the BIO CEO & Investor Conference.

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Time For Big Pharma To Take Back Orphan Drugs

The controversy over Marathon’s pricing of the steroid deflazacort is fueling calls to revisit the US Orphan Drug Act. For Big Pharma companies, the threat should not be ignored. It is time for the industry’s biggest players to take back development of products like deflazacort to protect pricing for more innovative therapies.

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