Repatha

Outcomes-Based Contracting Gain Steam

Amgen’s recent offer to refund to health plans the cost of its statin add-on therapy Repatha for eligible patients who take it and then suffer a heart attack or stroke highlights the extent pharmaceutical companies are willing to go to overcome insurance access barriers to expensive, groundbreaking therapies. The refund offer was announced along with […]

ACC.17: a roller coaster of results

ACC is done for another year, with a multitude of exciting trials presented, including FOURIER, EBBINGHAUS, SPIRE-1 and -2, ORION-1, and CARAT. There were negative as well as positive results, making for a very interesting meeting and some important scientific breakthroughs. Let’s start with the positive. The results from FOURIER, the cardiovascular outcomes trial for […]