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How NICE breaks new ground linking price of Soliris to Alexion's R&D investment
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Monday, March 17, 2014
The U.K.'s National
Institute for Health and Care Excellence is breaking new ground by
seeking to link the price of Soliris eculizumab to Alexion
Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s R&D investment in the Orphan drug; the
question is whether the biotech will be able to reach a reimbursement deal
without crossing that Rubicon.
Presented with an outstanding
clinical efficacy data package and without a cost-effectiveness evaluation to
poke holes in, NICE appears to be reaching for a new hammer to beat down the
price of Soliris, which in itself is not surprising.
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