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Is ICER Increasing Influence in the U.S. Over Time?

Recent high-profile product launches have reignited the debate on healthcare costs in the US. The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an independent research organization that determines value-based price benchmarks. In a recent study, Dr. Stino, Product Manager, examined recent high-profile launches to understand the interaction between ICER value-based price benchmarks and actual […]

ICER’s Unsupported Price Increase Assessment

In October 2019, the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released their first annual report on Unsupported Price Increases of prescription drugs in the United States. The report takes a systematic approach to determine whether certain price increases are justified by new clinical evidence or other factors. Our Health Strategies Insights team conducted a […]

Decoding ICER: Successful Pharma Engagement with ICER for U.S. HTA Review

How pharmaceutical and Biotech companies engaged ICER drives the outcome. Reactive responses to ICER review have led to poor outcomes and numerous downstream impacts to payer access and pricing. Cohesive enterprise engagement has demonstrated significantly better recommendations and less pressure for the US payer community. Unfortunately, ‘reactive-response’ is more common than ‘enterprise engagement.’ KEY SUCCESS […]

Gross-to-Net Improvement Through Holistic Revenue Enhancement

Consistent price increases have long been a staple of commercial strategy for pharmaceutical manufacturers. From this uplift in topline revenue, more sizable discounts can be provided to industry middlemen, like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), in order to secure more favorable formulary positioning. Rather than continue forward with traditional market access strategies, manufacturers should consider revenue […]

How do we pay for a cure?

Setting drug prices is a high-stakes endeavor, and that is especially true for the latest round of gene and curative products coming to market in Europe.  Drugmakers need to consider several factors that can help them set their product prices appropriately, including the risk of recurrence/relapse, differences in efficacy among cures, and comparators, including full […]

Building a Service Offering from the Research Lab to the Patient’s Home

A Conversation with Pharmaceutical Commerce & Jim Lang, Chief Executive Officer, EVERSANA Not quite a year ago, an assemblage of pharma service providers came into being as EVERSANA. Funded by two private equity firms with a background in healthcare—Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners, there were six acquisitions at the time: Dohmen Life Science […]

340B Drug Pricing: Challenges and Best Practices

Enacted in 1992, the 340B Drug Pricing Program was intended to stretch scarce federal resources and services to more eligible patients. Despite achieving this goal in many respects, it has  also become notoriously difficult to manage for the more than 600 pharmaceutical companies enrolled. Data validity, crossover between lines of business, and conflicting regulations each […]

European Pricing Platform: The State of International Reference Pricing

Worldwide, pricing policy is always in flux. In this webinar, EVERSANA’s General Manager of Global Pricing and Access, Alan Crowther, examines global trends impacting the International Reference Pricing (IRP) landscape and discusses the possible effects these could have on the United States’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI). In this discussion, Crowther looks beyond the in-country […]

Will the U.S. adopt global reference pricing?

This article was written for Med Ad News Magazine There are many things that Americans get from outside our U.S. borders. Our top imports include oil, machines, and cars; our iTunes and Spotify accounts are stocked with The Beatles, U2, and Ed Sheeran; and you practically can’t go to any city in America without being […]

New start versus switch patients for biosimilars?

Over the last several years, European market demand for biosimilars has accelerated with the entry of biosimilars for many reference biologics, including high-value molecules such as adalimumab, infliximab and etanercept. However, there have been reported variations between products and at the different levels of the healthcare system across markets. In order to investigate how the […]