The Story of Aduhelm, From Early Studies To Commercial Demise
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Pink Sheet reporter and editors discuss the first round of mandated Medicare inflation rebates and new guidance on price negotiations, consider the VA’s decision to cover the Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi, and the US FDA continuing to search for a cell and gene therapy office leader.
Leqembi’s FSS Pricing Meets ICER’s Cost-Effectiveness Threshold; VA Requiring Coverage With Evidence
Eisai/Biogen Alzheimer’s treatment isn’t actually on the VA formulary, but Leqembi’s Federal Supply Schedule price, coming in at just over $20,000 annually, could address spending concerns.
Leqembi Coverage By Veterans Affairs Department Sign Of Success For Eisai’s Payer Engagement Strategy
Alzheimer’s product is following a different playbook than Aduhlem, reflecting better data – and hard-earned lessons. Eisai estimates that 80-90% of veterans who are eligible for Leqembi treatment based on the FDA label would also fit the VA’s criteria.