Will 'Financial Toxicity’ Weigh Down 1L NSCLC Win For Tagrisso In India?
The price factor could potentially shrink the patient pool in first line non-small cell lung cancer for Tagrisso in largely out-of-pocket markets like India, though AstraZeneca has put in place a patient assistance program in this market for those can’t afford the medicine.
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AstraZeneca’s Calquence, Pfizer’s Lorbrena and Lilly’s Verzenio, which all address unmet medical needs, have been endorsed by an expert panel in India, paving the way for their potential introduction on the market. But all eyes will be on pricing to ensure access in this largely self-pay market.
AstraZeneca, which recently committed to scaling up investments in India, appears on course to bringing two key new anticancers to the country, including the PD-1/L1 inhibitor Imfinzi. Pricing aspects for the products in what is a largely out-of-pocket market are, however, expected to be decisive.