Posts made in March, 2012

German Scoreboard: Payers 1, Pharma 1

AstraZeneca and other biopharmas wait with bated breath for the first drug price tags to emerge from Germany’s new early added-benefit assessment process. So who’s winning as this...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/21 -3/28

All eyes are on Capitol Hill this week as the Supremes hear oral arguments in one of the most important –and politicized—cases in decades: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the signature piece...

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Is France Creating Its Own NICE?

Sort of. It seems that the French are getting more comfortable with the idea of calling health-economics by its real name, and of carrying out explicit cost-effectiveness evaluations a la NICE in the UK....

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/14 – 3/21

Put a spring in your step and read Real Endpoints’s weekly round-up of reimbursement related news. Overseeing Cancer Drug Regimens: Here’s a scary find.  On March 16 researchers from Medco Research...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 3/7 – 3/13

The Legality of Co-pay cards: It’s no secret co-pay cards are a contentious issue; now, they’ve been taken to the courts. Last week, the consumer advocacy group, Community Catalyst, filed suit against 8 drug...

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The Healthcare Round-Up: 2/28 – 3/6

Blue Shield of CA Seeks Damages from Physician Group: Last week Blue Shield of California filed for $10.5 million in damages from Monarch HealthCare, since last fall a division of UnitedHealthcare’s Optum....

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Why Value-Based Pricing May Be Dead

Perhaps it was too good to be true.  A value-based approach to pricing branded medicines that would increase access and improve outcomes, but also control costs….and stimulate innovation by keeping...

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