Surprise German Decision Boosts Jardiance Pricing Potential
Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly’s Jardiance has become one of the first of the newer antidiabetic agents to be viewed favorably by Germany's health technology assessment body, the G-BA. The surprise ruling paves the way for favorable pricing discussions.
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The sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor Jardiance (empagliflozin; Boehringer Ingelheim/ Eli Lilly) is expected to experience a significant increase in uptake in the type 2 diabetes market after the presentation of its much-anticipated cardiovascular (CV) outcomes data at the 51st European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.
After a disappointing assessment from Germany’s two reimbursement bodies, Janssen has opted to withdraw it diabetes drug, believing it cannot secure a competitive price.