The National Health Service (NHS) was launched in 1948, by the Minister of Health, Nye Bevan, and was based on three key principles: that it meet the needs of everyone that it be free at the point of delivery that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay. The evolution of charges in […]
What do your target product profiles (TPP) say about you? Are you the pragmatist? The dreamer? Or maybe the pessimist? Fortunately, we cannot gauge your personality type from the TPP, or at least we should not be able to. We should, however, be able to understand enough about your product to gauge the potential value […]
Recent times have shown that nothing influences the trajectory of healthcare innovation like the convergence of medicine and technology; but for now, the full potential of this pairing remains to be seen.
For decades, the pharma industry has been at the centre of an incessant debate: transparency in drug pricing. Pharma faces a perpetual paradox of compliance and standardisation on the one hand, and commercial sustainability on the other. Consequently, its drug pricing agenda rides a constant rollercoaster of scrutiny.
Biobetters are biologics that have been improved compared to the marketed originator, for example in efficacy, safety, tolerability or dosing regimen. For regulatory approval, biobetters must meet the same data requirements as all other originator products, whilst only a reduced clinical data package is needed for biosimilars (Table 1). This produces time pressure for biobetters […]