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Germany's G-BA showing some flexibility in AMNOG drug pricing law
Monday, April 9, 2012
Following an outcry over its assessments of Orphan drugs and
complaints about the comparators used to assess the benefits of new drugs, the German
Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is signaling a willingness to adapt.
Just how much is unclear.
A key change - confirmed at a
closed door meeting on March 22 to review implementation of the country's new
AMNOG drug pricing law - is that sponsors of new Orphan drugs will be exempted
from a benefit assessment until annual sales to the German healthcare system
hit €50 million.
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