Title: Hepatitis C infection drugs pricing : evolution over time
Authors : Vernaz, Nathalie
Girardin, François
Goossens, Nicolas
Brügger, Urs
Riguzzi, Marco
Perrier, Arnaud
Negro, Francesco
Conference details: HTAi 2016 Annual Meeting, May 10-14, Tokyo, Japan
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: Objective: We aimed to determine the association between the stepwise increase in the sustained viral response (SVR) and Swiss and United States (US) market prices of drug regimens for treatment-naive, genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the last 25 years. Design: We performed a linear regression and a mean cost analysis to test for an association between SVRs and HCV regimen prices. We conducted a sensitivity analysis using US prices at the time of US drug licensing. We selected randomized clinical trials of drugs approved for use in Switzerland from 1997 to July 2015 including treatment-naïve patients with HCV genotype 1 infection. Conclusions: The pricing of drugs for HCV regimens follows a value-based model, which has a stable ratio of costs per achieved SVR over 25 years. Health care systems are struggling with the resource use of these new agents despite their long-term advantages for the overall health of the population. Therefore, the pharmaceutical industry, health care payers and other stakeholders are challenged with finding new drug pricing schemes to treat the entire population infected with HCV.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Conference poster
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13209
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