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Cordavis Could Benefit U.S. Biosimilars Market

It has now been over a year since the first Humira biosimilar, Amgen’s Amjevita, entered the U.S. market. Eight additional adalimumab biosimilars followed suit, offering lower-cost alternatives to AbbVie’s blockbuster drug via a variety of dual-pricing and discounting strategies. Some PBMs, including Express Scripts and Optum Rx, were quick to
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Leaning into Real-World Evidence: Lessons from the IRA

Manufacturers are continuing to wrestle with the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on their business plans and revenue streams. Although some of the IRA’s impacts are still uncertain, real-world evidence (RWE) is an important tool for manufacturers navigating the road ahead, as it will help them demonstrate the value and

What’s Ahead for Market Access in 2024?

Last year was a period of adjustment for the U.S. pharma industry, as the combination of increased financial pressures and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) meant adjustments to resource allocation. While concerns about macro trends like inflation and interest rates are still top of mind for manufacturers, we expect a

Under Pressure, Payers Are Reevaluating Prior Authorizations

For decades, payers have used prior authorizations (PA) with the intent of curbing costs by preventing the unnecessary use of medical procedures or treatments. But in recent years, more and more physicians have contended that the practice impedes their ability to provide care. Amid pushback from provider groups and a

How Are Payers Reacting to Insulin Price Caps?

Over the past two decades, skyrocketing list prices for insulin have threatened medication adherence for the estimated 7.4 million American diabetics who rely on insulin to manage their disease. With the passing of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, Congress addressed the financial strain on nearly three million diabetics by capping
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Spotlight on Vaccines: 2023’s RSV Immunization Approvals

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can impact anyone, but infants and older adults are most at risk of illness. With multiple new immunizing agents gaining FDA approval in 2023—and more in the pipeline—manufacturers and payers have a role to play in educating patients and providers about the importance of immunizations to

What Pharma Wants to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

Ever since the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law, pharma companies have struggled to identify how these changes will affect their business. In many ways, the IRA is forcing a marriage of necessity between product development and market access, as manufacturers must now be more focused on anticipating future market
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What Pharma Wants to Know About the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program

Since the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) last fall, pharma companies have been bracing for the impact of its provisions. The main healthcare-related IRA policies are the out-of-pocket spending cap, the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program, and the penalty for increasing drug prices faster than inflation. To get
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Why Payers Are Split on Working With Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company

Dallas Mavericks owner and venture capitalist Mark Cuban is taking aim at drug prices with his discount prescription drugs startup, Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company. However, payers are divided on whether they want to work with the company, according to new MMIT research. By leveraging direct sourcing, Cost Plus
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10 Questions Oncology Manufacturers Should Be Asking About the Stark Law

Even though we knew it was coming, the end of the COVID public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023, still took the healthcare industry by surprise. While the end of the PHE resulted in the rollback of many COVID-19 programs, it also changed the ways that Medicare patients can
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