Tag Archives: NICE

UK: Is Value Based Assessment the New Value Based Pricing?

NICE and Value Based Assessment: An Update By Leela Barham VBA is the new VBP The initial proposals for Value Based Pricing (VBP) have evolved into something very different.  Now there is focus on Value Based Assessment (VBA), which is really focusing on adding just two factors to the usual methods of assessing new medicines: […]
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England: Is the Cancer Drugs Fund Running Out of Money?

By Leela Barham. The headlines have moved on for the English Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). Replacing the positive press releases such as “thousands of patients to benefit” in 2013 are headlines shouting out that “thousands face being denied life-extending medication”.  In other words, a return to the same concerns that prompted the creation of the […]
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Europe: EMA and EUnetHTA Agree Three-Year Work Plan

By Leela Barham. Collaboration seems to be ‘in’ thing and it’s set to continue in Europe with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and EUnetHTA agreeing a three-year joint work plan.
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UK Plan for Rare Diseases: Little Focus on Access to Medicines

By Leela Barham. The European Commission mandated that all member states have a plan for rare diseases back in June 2009. With the EC deadline just weeks away, the UK has now finalized its own. But for those who were hoping it would have a clear focus on access to medicines, there’s little to be […]
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UK: The PPRS is Dead, Long Live the PPRS!

By Leela Barham. Long awaited details have been announced in the Heads of Agreement for the latest Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS).  It’s worth a read in full (and you can find it here) but some highlights are set out here.
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