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Promises and Pitfalls in Calculating Drug Value

June 22, 2016 by Lily Stauffer0

Following the logic of value-based purchasing, drugs with promise of extending life and treating rare diseases should have a higher purchasing value than those with unclear clinical efficacy results and economic benefits. Sounds reasonable. However, what the healthcare system is lacking is a straightforward method of assessing which drugs are both efficacious and cost-conscious.

To address this need for standardization of the clinical decision making process, The National Pharmaceutical Council is developing “Guiding Practices for Patient-Centered Value Assessment Frameworks”. Leading the pack is Steven Pearson’s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, known as ICER.

To read more about valuing breakthrough formulas, click here.

Lily Stauffer

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