New hospital purchasing guidelines in Germany could force medtech companies to rethink traditional strategies
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German market for medical devices is by no means as open to innovation as it was a few years ago. The criteria for paying for treatment by health insurers have been expanded to include cost-efficiency although the evaluation formulae have not yet been established. But, say consultants Hans-Jurgen Wildau and Bernd Grohs, potentially expensive outlays for developing innovative medical products can be reduced by integrating partners from different healthcare sectors early on.
You may also be interested in...
Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn, already facing a delay to their proposed merger, may have to overcome regulatory barriers to get the deal over the line.
National export restrictions on medicines have been slammed by the international off-patent pharmaceutical industry as being “counter-productive” during the coronavirus crisis. The IGBA is instead urging international co-operation and transparency, pointing to a positive example of supply-chain connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Claims circulated on social media that its Cebion supplement could prevent coronavirus has led Italy's Dompé to take legal action.