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Show Me the Money: First New PPRS Payments in UK

By Leela Barham. The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is a long-standing scheme where the pharmaceutical industry, represented by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), negotiates with the Department of Health (DH) to agree how to indirectly manage the price of branded medicines. Its latest incarnation includes a brand new feature. Instead of […]
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UK Value-Based Pricing: Will Scotland Take a Different Approach?

Value Based Pricing: Will Scotland take a different approach? By Leela Barham Value Based Pricing (VBP) continues to confuse many in the UK and further afield.  The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is the latest parliamentary committee to question civil servants about what it’s all about.  On the 14th May 2013 Scottish Members of […]
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Naughty Localities Need to Obey NICE, or Else!

Like governors in the US vowing to block Medicaid expansion in their home states, local primary care trusts (PCTs) in the UK don’t always follow national guidelines on drug access due to budgetary concerns. But that may change in 2013; according to comments made by Minister David Willetts last month, NHS could face monetary penalties […]
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Pfizer Settles Whistleblower Case for $2.3 Billion

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Pfizer, on Wednesday, agreed to pay $2.3 billion to end a US Department of Justice investigation citing the company for illegal off-label marketing tactics related to a number of products. It represents the largest single settlement of its type for a pharmaceutical company, topping Lilly’s $1.4 billion Zyprexa settlement […]
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