Browsing “May, 2020 | EVERSANA”

Medicare Beneficiaries Granted Lower OOP Insulin Costs Under Part D Senior Savings Model

Region: NORTH AMERICA | Type: Policy | Keywords: #cms #copayment #diabetes #insulin #lowercosts #medicaid #medicare #oopcosts #partdseniorsavings PRICENTRIC BRIEF: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced that over 1,750 standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage applied to offer lower insulin costs under the Part D Senior Savings Model for the 2021 plan year Through this, participating plans will provide […]

FDA Grants Enhertu Orphan Drug Designation for Gastric Cancer

Region: NORTH AMERICA | Type: Regulation | Keywords: #astrazeneca #daiichisankyo #deruxtecan #enhertu #orphan #trastuzumab PRICENTRIC BRIEF: The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) for the treatment of patients with gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction cancer The designation was supported by data from the Phase II DESTINY-Gastric01 trial, in which Enhertu demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in objective response […]

AstraZeneca Plans First Deliveries of COVID-19 Vaccine for September

Country: UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES | Region: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA | Type: Drug Launch | Keywords: #astrazeneca #az #azd1222 #coronavirus #covid19 #distribution #manufacturing #r&d #supplychain #vaccine PRICENTRIC BRIEF: AstraZeneca (AZ) concluded the first agreements for over 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and secured manufacturing capacity for a total of one billion doses so far, the company announced, with the first doses set to be delivered in September 2020 AZ has […]

Nordics to Jointly-Negotiate Access to Zynteglo with Bluebird

Country: DENMARK, FINLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN | Region: EUROPE | Type: Pricing & Reimbursement | Keywords: #access #bluebird #finose #genetherapy #jointhta PRICENTRIC BRIEF: Bluebird bio has been invited to enter joint negotiations with Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to ensure quick and equal access to its gene therapy Zynteglo (autologous cd34+ cells encoding βAT87Q-globin gene) for transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia Zynteglo will be the first new drug […]

The Netherlands Needs Healthcare System “Adjustments” to Prepare for Personalized Medicine

Country: NETHERLANDS | Region: EUROPE | Type: Policy | Keywords: #access #healthcare #hta #medicines #netherlands #personalized #reform #structure PRICENTRIC BRIEF: The Netherlands’ Innovative Medicines Association (VIG) believes that the current system structure in the Netherlands is not quite ready for personalized medicine ONVZ is the only health insurer in the Netherlands that reimburses pharmacogenetic research to do something about the changes, as it stands The news comes as the costs of […]

Deciphera’s Qinlock Approved for Fourth-Line GIST Treatment by FDA

Country: UNITED STATES | Region: NORTH AMERICA | Type: Drug Approval | Keywords: #deciphera #fda #projectorbis #qinlock #realtimeoncologyreview PRICENTRIC BRIEF: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Deciphera’s Qinlock (ripretinib) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) who have received prior treatment with 3 or more kinase inhibitors, including imatinib (branded as “Gleevec” by Novartis in the U.S.) The New Drug Application (NDA) […]

ICER’s Dramatic Shift from QALY to Pharma Profit Metrics Could Have a Chilling Effect on Innovation

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has been very responsive to the current public health pandemic, from adjusting their review timelines to assessing COVID-19 impact on drug pricing and patient access. Within a few days of Gilead’s remdesivir gaining emergency approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ICER has published an […]

Minnesota to Require Drugmakers to Justify Price Hikes

Country: UNITED STATES | Region: NORTH AMERICA | Type: Regulation | Keywords: #minnesota #priceincrease #proposal PRICENTRIC BRIEF: Aiming to cut down on price hikes, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a proposal ordering drug manufacturers to justify large increases in prescription drug costs, and Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign the measure into law The bill would require drug manufacturers that priced prescriptions drugs at […]

Zolgensma Proposed to Cost 167 Million Yen in Japan

Country: JAPAN | Region: ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC | Type: Pricing & Reimbursement | Keywords: #chuikyo #genetherapy #listing #mhlw #nhi #novartis #pediatrics PRICENTRIC BRIEF: Japanese media have reported that the price of Novartis’ spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) gene therapy Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec) is expected to be 167 million yen under the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme In the case of Zolgensma, health official insiders from the MHLW suggested that the […]

Italy’s Oncological Association Seeks to Reduce Cost of CAR-T Cells

Country: ITALY | Region: EUROPE | Type: Policy | Keywords: #alleanzaagainstcancer #car-t #oncology PRICENTRIC BRIEF: Italy’s oncological association, Alleanza Against Cancer (ACC), is seeking to collaborate with the pharma industry in order to implement production capacities and harmonize and automate processes, thus reducing costs related to the manufacture of CAR-T cells The ACC’s statement said, “Indeed, a potential virtuous synergy between academic institutions and pharmaceutical industries […]