Tag: biologics

Posted on November 13, 2016

BIG PHARMA AND HIGH COST BIOLOGICS: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Sovaldi is a new biologic produced by Gilead Sciences to treat and cure hepatitis C. The cost for 2 months of treatment with Sovaldi in Egypt is $800. In Canada, Sovaldi costs $55,000. Gilead has a solid hold on the market for hepatitis C with 27 patents for Sovaldi. When analyzed, the patents are base […]

Posted on February 26, 2016

STOP LOSS POOLS ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO INCREASE PREMIUMS BY 30% to 50% – Bob Carter

Bob Carter | January 4, 2016 Stop-loss pools are under continued pressure to accommodate the ever-increasing number of claims for high-cost drugs. The explosion of claims for drugs to treat the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), for instance, has hit all drug plans and carriers alike – and hard. While the debate rages on as to […]

Posted on October 6, 2015

Economic value of the utility-expansion for new cancer drugs approved in Canada from 2004 to 2014.

Summary Authors: Kimberley Tran (M.A.); Brett J Skinner (Ph.D.) In the Canadian health technology assessment (HTA) process, drugs are evaluated for clinical and cost-effectiveness following Health Canada marketing approval. Usually, each drug indication is evaluated by HTA bodies individually in line with the specific indication granted by Health Canada. However, when a cancer drug is […]

Posted on June 25, 2015

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris; CBC News- Kelly Crowe- reporter.

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris Cost of one of world’s most expensive drugs shrouded in corporate secrecy By Kelly Crowe, CBC News Posted: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET About The Author Kelly Crowe Medical science Kelly Crowe is a medical sciences correspondent for CBC […]

Posted on May 13, 2015

ADVOCACY FOR COMPLEX DRUG CLAIMS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

TAKING PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc. 800 620 7551 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICS: Biologics change everything. Smart medications that target the source of the disease are the foundation for personalized medicine. The treatment outcomes can be outstanding. Unfortunately, these medications are expensive and this has lead […]