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Aimmune Expects ‘Robust’ Demand For Peanut Allergy Treatment Palforzia, Though Slow Launch

Aimmune CEO Jayson Dallas talked to Scrip about the company's field team, allergists' and payers' responses to the first food-derived medicine, and why Viaskin Peanut patch is not a competitive threat.

Launches Coronavirus COVID-19

UK Experimental AMR Payment Program “On Track”

Designers of the UK’s experimental antibiotic payment system aim to identify two drugs later this year which will then undergo a novel technology assessment in 2021.

Market Access Infectious Diseases

Payer KOL Says Expect “Levers” To Limit Early Uptake Of NASH Drugs

Liver health key opinion leaders say pre-authorization, requirements for biopsies or sicker patients could limit early uptake of NASH drugs. Intercept’s OCA, Genfit’s elafibranor both seen as likely combo therapy components.

Business Strategies Private Payers

Payer, Provider Strategies To Encourage Biosimilar Uptake Gain Momentum

Getting doctors to prescribe lower cost biologics has become less of a challenge as additional products reach the market in the US, according to panelists at the World Biosimilar Congress. 

Biosimilars Reimbursement

Interview: Acacia Seeks Access All Areas For PONV Drug Barhemsys

Acacia's bids to get the thumbs-up in the US for its post-operative nausea and vomiting therapy have finally borne fruit. CEO Mile Bolinder tells Scrip that his experienced team is now firmly focused on gaining as many hospital formulary approvals as possible for Barhemsys.

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Pricing Could Help Lundbeck's Vyepti In Slow-Growing CGRP Market

After eptinezumab’s approval in the US, EVP Peter Anastasiou told Scrip it will take time to change migraine doctors’ prescribing habits, but he expects CGRP inhibitors to become mainstay preventative treatments. Vyepti’s list price is about $1,000 below its competitors’ launch prices.

Launches Pricing Strategies

Does Polivy Provide A Cure For DLBCL? Too Early To Say, Argue NICE Experts

Roche receives initial knockback for lymphoma treatment which could rival CAR-T therapies.

Commercial United Kingdom

ICER Gives Allergan, Biohaven CGRP Inhibitors Slight Edge Over Lilly’s Reyvow

ICER’s final report on new acute migraine treatments said the drugs are similarly beneficial when patients don’t respond to or can’t take triptans, but found Reyvow is not as cost effective as Ubrelvy and rimegepant.

Cost Effectiveness Pricing Strategies

Esperion Aiming For 50% Commercial Coverage For Nexletol

The company hopes to sidestep payer restrictions and patient abandonment by launching the cholesterol-lowering medicine at a palatable price point in line with where branded statins were before patent expiry.

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