This OHE Seminar Briefing recounts a presentation by Prof Henry Grabowski on US Priority Review Vouchers, intended to provide an incentive for the development of drugs for tropical diseases. One of the originators of the idea, he recounts the history…
This OHE Seminar Briefing recounts a presentation by Prof Henry Grabowski on US Priority Review Vouchers, intended to provide an incentive for the development of drugs for tropical diseases. One of the originators of the idea, he recounts the history of its development and examines the potential impact of PRVs.
Priority Review Vouchers (PRVs) are awarded in the US to companies that gain approval there for one of sixteen tropical diseases, under a law passed in 2007. The PRV entitles the holder to priority review by the FDA of another drug of the bearer’s choice. The Vouchers are transferable, not limited to use by the company that gained approval of the neglected-disease drug.
This Seminar Briefing recounts a presentation by Prof Henry G Grabowski, one of the originators of the idea of PRVs. It includes:
a brief history of the idea and its eventual translation into law
a discussion of how this incentive may interact with others for the development of drugs that may treat neglected diseases
how the ability to sell PRVs may provide important benefits for smaller biotechnology firms and non-profits that develop drugs specifically for neglected diseases
the implications for patients’ access to drugs given priority review
how and to what extent companies may benefit financially from winning or acquiring a PRV
likely practical challenges in implementation
the value of PRVs as an incentive mechanism for the development of drugs for neglected diseases, judged against accepted criteria
Download Grabowksi, H.G. Priority Review Vouchers to encourage innovation for neglected diseases. Seminar Briefing. (8). London: Office of Health Economics.
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