Recently published is a study by a research team including OHE’s Adrian Towse which examines prospects for risk-sharing agreements between pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers in the US private sector.
Best practices for performance-based risk-sharing arrangements in health care are described in detail in this new ISPOR report, developed by a task force co-chaired by Professor Lou Garrison, University of Washington and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the OHE, and Professor Adrian Towse, Director of the OHE. The report appeared in late August in Value in Health. The idea of paying only for health interventions that work at least as well as expected is intuitively attractive.
OHE was involved in several sessions at the 9th World Congress of the International Heath Economics Association (iHEA). Prof Adrian Towse, OHE’s Director, and Prof Lou Garrison, OHE Visiting Senior Research Fellow for 2012-13 and a professor at the University of Washington, took part in a session focusing on barriers to utilisation and delivery of health service in developing countries.
Dr Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz, OHE's Director of Consulting, was a recent guest lecturer at Imperial College London. His comprehensive presentation covered the gamut of issues that influence the rate and direction of R&D for medicines, including regulatory approval requirements, the patent system, the economics of R&D, the roles of the public and private sectors, “push” and “pull” incentives, and the influence of capital markets.