Strategic Patient Advocacy vs. Evidence Package: The “Rare” Challenge for Orphan Drug Manufacturers

UPDATE – December 2017: After initially refusing to reimburse EXONDYS 51™, ANTHEM and EMBLEMHEALTH reversed their decisions in late 2017. While EMBLEM opted for a somewhat restrictive policy requiring patients to complete at least 300m in the 6-MWT, ANTHEM decided to cover patients as long as they are ambulatory. In their…

WHITE PAPER: The CEESP Economic Evaluation: Can Clinical Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness Co-exist in France?

The emergence of economic appraisals conducted by the Commission Évaluation Économique et de Santé Publique (CEESP) represents an important development in attaining market access to France. As of October 2013, manufacturers of certain innovative products are required to submit to an economic evaluation from the (CEESP) in addition to the…

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