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The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: Negotiations with the UK Government over pharmaceutical pricing have achieved a good result for patients, the NHS and the industry.
The UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry shared many objectives throughout the recent drug pricing negotiations. For example, there was always broad agreement that: The total future drug bill needed to be affordable in the context of other spending in … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: Think carefully about value-based drug pricing in the UK and let common sense prevail.
David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt share an important skill. They both have firsts from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). I am not the greatest fan of this course because I would like to see more scientists, engineers and … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: A wrong decision on UK drug pricing could seriously undermine all the good work that HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have done to encourage the UK pharmaceutical industry.
The recent local elections highlight the political dangers ahead. The current UK coalition government has lost popularity through decisions that do not all relate to austerity measures. Shortly after the General Election Andrew Lansley’s plans to increase the say of … Continue reading
As 2011 draws to a close now is a good time to reflect on the period since the last UK General Election in 2010. We must consider what we have done right, what we have done wrong and what remains … Continue reading
Parallel importing and exporting of pharmaceuticals severely limits the options in designing an effective UK drug pricing scheme.
A fundamental principle of the EU is the establishment of a single market where products can be freely imported and exported between member states. In the case of pharmaceuticals this ideal conflicts with the freedom of individual countries to fix … Continue reading
Guest Blog: Barbara Arzymanow The Government appears to recognise the past shortcomings of NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) but no other organisation in the UK is appropriate to make expert recommendations on the value of individual drugs. … Continue reading
The UK Government yesterday published its detailed response to the three-month public consultation concluded in March 2011 on value-based pharmaceutical pricing. The Government has emphasised that work on the proposals is still at an early stage. The mistake made with … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot- Dept. of Health Consultation on Drug Pricing: “A new value-based approach to the pricing of branded medicines”
The Department of Health deadline for public submissions on pharmaceutical pricing is this Thursday. Many pitfalls must be avoided if the Government’s proposals are to form the basis of a successful drug pricing policy. Some problems are not easy to … Continue reading