By Tom Brockbank, Henrike Granzow and Alexandrosz Czira, GPI Current treatment options and target indications Malignant melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer1. In the UK approximately 15,400 new cases occur per year, and since the early 1990’s the incidence rate has more than doubled (128% increase)2. The incidence varies within Europe, from … More Combination therapy for melanoma: What are the current challenges in pricing & access from EU and US payers’ perspective?
Fertile ground for cross-border cooperation Even with pan-European EMA approval, pricing is still a country-level issue, with national governments, regional or local stakeholders and pharmaceutical companies being responsible for engaging in price formalities such as negotiations on a bilateral basis. But the landscape in Europe is beginning to show signs of change in how pricing … More Taking stock: European cross-border cooperation on medicines’ value-assessment, and Pricing & Reimbursement negotiations
Legal questions around the “Mischpreis” pricing approach are still hanging over sickness funds and manufacturers in Germany. The current price setting methodology as part of AMNOG negotiations take average weighted prices and considers the value and price potential across all indications and patient subgroups (‘mixed-price’). This methodology has been noted to be potentially at odds … More Pricing policy: Germany – a court ruling as soon as June could set a new tone for AMNOG pricing… but is access becoming a more complex moving target for industry?