Novartis Sees Reimbursement Advantage For PCSK9 Launch
Administration under the medical benefit/Medicare Part B could mean easier reimbursement. The company outlined early plans for the launch of inclisiran after announcing it will buy The Medicines Company for $9.7bn.
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The company Novartis is buying for $9.7bn is largely unrecognizable from the one Clive Meanwell started in 1996, grew into a multi-product hospital specialist and began to sunset in 2015 with the loss of Angiomax.
The move follows a similar price cut for Amgen's competing PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha and comes as PBMs, including UnitedHealth Group's OptumRx, are looking for ways to maintain the drug rebate status quo.