Among NCPA’s comments were notes about what it sees as the need to address direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fees; requests to standardize how Medicare Part D plans measure pharmacy quality; and other efforts to improve patient access to medication and pharmacy services
Pharmadax’s generic equivalent to AstraZeneca’s Seroquel XR (quetiapine fumarate) tablet is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia; acute depressive episodes in bipolar disorder; acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar disorder alone or with lithium or divalproex; and adjunctive therapy to antidepressants for patients with major depressive disorder.
Clofarabine injection is a purine nucleoside metabolic inhibitor indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients 1 to 21 years old with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia after at least two prior regimens.
Steve Anderson participated in a listening session, one of a series of events intended to gather information and policy ideas from a wide variety of stakeholders which relate to the affordability, accessibility and availability of drugs for patients.
Executives from Celgene, Regeneron and Vertex represented the drug industry Monday during a biomedical research discussion, but drug prices, long a concern of President Donald Trump, were not discussed during the two-hour meeting.
New medicines introduced in the past two years continue to drive at least half of total spending growth as clusters of innovative treatments for cancer, autoimmune diseases, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes become accessible to patients, according to QuintilesIMS Institute.