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How Price Caps in India are Forcing US Device Companies to Sell Stents and Implants at a Loss By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 October 2017

Hypothetical talk circulating on Capitol Hill this week around the idea of price ceilings for certain pharmaceuticals set off alarm bells for industry. But on the medical device side, companies are already seeing what happens when a government, in this case India, sets price caps for certain devices and mandates that companies remain in the market and take a loss on sales.

Categories: News, India, US, MHLW, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: stents, knee implants, India price ceilings, medical devices in india

Many Questions, Few Answers in Senate Hearing on Opaque US Drug Pricing System By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 October 2017

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) committee on Tuesday discussed with representatives of the pharmaceutical supply chain how the drug delivery system affects what patients pay.

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: pharmaceutical pricing, Senate HELP committee, PhRMA

340B: Health System Execs Push Back on Narrowing of Drug Discount Program By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 October 2017

The House Energy & Commerce's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Wednesday discussed the federal 340B drug discount program, which provides participating hospitals and other medical providers deep discounts on outpatient drugs. 

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Government affairs, Reimbursement

Tags: 340B program, drug discounts, pharmaceutical companies

Canada Reimbursement Profile By Matthew Brougham, MSc, William O'Neil, PhD, Dima Samaha, MAS, PharmD - Published 04 October 2017

This profile summarizes reimbursement processes in Canada, presents information for key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Canada, Health Canada, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: CADTH, Health Canada, INESSS, pCPA, PMPRB

Global Reimbursement Strategy, Advertising, Labeling and Marketing, and a Preview of Health Related Foods By Gloria Hall - Published 04 October 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in October.

Categories: Features, Canada, Europe, US, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, NICE, Advertising and Promotion, Labeling, Nutritional and dietary supplements, Reimbursement

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Editorial

Germany Reimbursement Profile By Elvira Müller, PhD, MPH - Published 03 October 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Germany, presents responsibilities for key stakeholders and highlights issues for consideration early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement, Submission and registration

Tags: G-BA, IQWiG, GKV-SV, InEK

New Developments in Payor Communications: Are 20 Years of Uncertainty Over? By Glenn Byrd, MBA, RAC - Published 29 September 2017

This article discusses the state of FDA guidance relating to the US Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA-114), particularly in the area of Healthcare Economic Information (HCEI), and looks at the questions requiring clarification in order for industry to be able to effectively change how economic and other clinical information is communicated to payors and similar groups. The author also evaluates elements of FDA's 2017 Draft Guidance.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Communication, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Healthcare Economic Information, HCEI, Payor Communications, FDAMA

Spain Reimbursement Profile By Jesús Cuervo, PhD, Carlos Crespo, MBA, MHE, PhD, Jenifer Ehreth, MHA, PhD - Published 27 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Spain, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: Spain, AEMPS, Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios

France Reimbursement Profile By Jenifer Ehreth, MHA, PhD - Published 20 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process, presents key stakeholders in France and highlights complexities to be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: ANSM, ACAM, CEESP, CEPS, Reimbursement, France

England Reimbursement Profile By Vishal Patel - Published 18 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in England, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: NICE, NHS, Reimbursement

Italy Reimbursement Profile By Patrizia Berto, PharmD, MBA - Published 14 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Italy, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: AIFA, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, Reimbursement

House Reps Seek More Transparency on Novartis-CMS Pricing Deal for Newly Approved CAR-T Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 September 2017

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and other House Democrats on Wednesday sent a letter to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), seeking to find out more information about an outcomes-based payment approach for Novartis’ newly approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) treatment Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Categories: News, US, Compliance, Reimbursement

Tags: CAR-T, outcomes-based deal, Novartis

Preparing for Market: Reimbursement Strategies for Cell and Gene Therapies Published 08 September 2017

In this interview with Regulatory Focus, Ted Slocomb and Michael Werner, two leaders from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), provide insight into future challenges and opportunities for ensuring market access and value-based reimbursement for gene and cell therapies.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Human cell and tissue, Reimbursement

Tags: Regenerative Medicine, ARM, Michael Werner, Ted Slocomb

Health Technology Assessment, Reimbursement, Scientific Research, Risk Management, Generic Drug Legislation and a Preview of September By Gloria Hall - Published 06 September 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in September.

Categories: Features, FDA, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Editorial

Drug Reimbursement in Canada By George Wyatt, MBA - Published 01 September 2017

This article provides a high-level overview of the elements of prescription drug reimbursement in Canada and discusses the costs, processes and reimbursement plans associated with a number of federal health agencies and payers and describes some of the variety of drug plans in place.

Categories: Features, Canada, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Reimbursement, Coverage, Health Technology Assessment, HTA, Common Drug Review

Medical Technology: Connecting Reimbursement and Regulatory for US Medical Devices By Mark Domyahn - Published 21 August 2017

This article discusses some basic US reimbursement concepts in the context of the regulatory function and the interplay of the two within the broader business strategy.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: Reimbursement, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, CMS, Payers, Coverage

NICE, Roche Reach Deal on Breast Cancer Drug By Michael Mezher - Published 15 June 2017

Patients in the UK could soon get access to Roche's targeted breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) through the National Health Service (NHS) as early as next month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said on Thursday.

Categories: News, Europe, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Reimbursement

Tags: NICE, Roche, Kadcyla, Herceptin, Trastuzumab

UK's NICE to Launch New Online Tool for Med Tech Developers Published 31 May 2017

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which often determines if the UK can afford to pay for certain treatments, will launch a new online tool in July to help developers of medical devices and diagnostics understand how to generate the evidence necessary to show their products are clinically and cost effective.

Categories: News, Europe, NICE, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: NICE, medical technologies, medical devices, cost effectiveness of medical tech

Congress Calls on HHS to Reverse Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 May 2017

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) as well as 52 other representatives and nine senators sent letters to Tom Price, Health & Human Services Secretary and Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with concerns about the biosimilar reimbursement policy from a recently issued final rule.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Reimbursement

Tags: biosimilar reimbursement, HCPCS, reimbursement code, CMS

Biosimilars in the EU: New IMS Report Shows Savings Through Competition By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 May 2017

A new report released Tuesday, prepared by QuintilesIMS at the request of the European Commission, found EU countries are saving lots of money from biosimilars even if market share is low.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: biosimilars, biologic competition, anti-TNF, HGH

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Reports Year-Long Shortage of BMS Kidney Transplant Drug; UK Rejects Indication-Specific Drug Pricing (23 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 23 March 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement, Veterinary products

Tags: EU Regulatory Roundup, European Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup

New House E&C Chairman to Consider Value-Based Drug Price Negotiations By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 February 2017

The newly minted chairman of the influential House Energy & Commerce Committee is looking to tackle pharmaceutical price gouging with a new bill and comments on how there need to be more negotiations to bring down prices.

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Walden, House E&C, Schrader, Merck, CMS drug negotiations

NICE Halts Plans to Charge for Appraisals By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2017

The UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Monday said its plans to charge companies for its appraisals of drugs, medical devices and diagnostics have been put on hold until the UK’s new government completes its life sciences strategy.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: Brexit, UK Life Sciences, ABPI, NICE

Senators Look to Halt Price Spikes of Off-Patent Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 December 2016

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Wednesday released a 131-page report explaining the details behind specific price increases for off-patent drugs and ways Congress can combat such spikes.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Reimbursement

Tags: Valeant, Turing, Rodelis, Retrophin, Syprine, Cuprimine

Senate Democrats to Trump: Work With us to Lower Drug Prices By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 December 2016

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Al Franken (D-MN) and 17 of their Democratic and Independent colleagues on Tuesday sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to combat the pharmaceutical industry’s “abusive tactics” that “price lifesaving drugs out of reach for those in need.”

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Franken, Elizabeth Warren, Trump, CMS, drug prices