ISPOR’s 17th Annual European Congress is scheduled for 8-12 November 2014 in Amsterdam. OHE’s Adrian Towse is current President of ISPOR and involved in several sessions. Important research on a range of topics will be...
This research explores which approaches to pricing can produce the greatest efficiency and access to medicines within and across countries.
OHE collaborated on two articles published in the journal Health Economics recently.
OHE's contributions focused on approaches to implementing UK value-based assessment and the details of creating an EQ-5D-5L value set for England.
The Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG), based in the UK, was founded in 1972 to support and promote the work of health economists. Its members are from academic, commercial, and government settings.
Four types of economic incentives for drugs and diagnostics are essential to encouraging more rapid progress in personalised medicine.
Adrian Towse, OHE’s Director, and Lou Garrison, a professor at the University of Washington, summarise the critical economic issues in the development of evidence of value for drugs and diagnostics that are part of personalised medicine.
Performance-based risk sharing arrangements for prescription medicines and other treatments are attractive to payers because they promise to base what is paid for a treatment on whether/how well it actually works. Programmes typically include data collection and either implicitly or explicitly link pricing, reimbursement and/or revenue to what the data show.
OHE’s Dr Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at City University London. As part of his 2013 activities, he recently gave a comprehensive lecture on the economics of the market for medicines in the UK. His presentation covers the key issues, from drug development through health technology assessment and market access.
Value based pricing (VBP) is increasingly common in health care systems worldwide. OHE continues to make important contributions to the debate about VBP approaches and application through its research, publications and participation in discussions. For example, Adrian Towse was invited to participate in a January conference on translation genomics—the conversion of genomic insights into clinically useful applications—where he discussed approaches to valuing genomic medicines.