Novo Nordisk's Obesity Drugs Exceed ICER’s Cost Effectiveness Thresholds
Draft Report From Pricing Watchdog Calls Out Wegovy, Saxenda
Wegovy and Saxenda surpass cost effectiveness thresholds at current prices, while two widely unused drugs, Qysmia and Contrave, are cost-effective at accepted benchmarks, according to a draft report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.
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