I am wondering if someone in the Uk is actually understanding what is going on, a lot of talk about value based pricing and different processes for the assessment of orphan drugs but there seems to be a lot of haze around the issues.
International price referencing also remains a persistent issue, many companies trying to tackle this by improving capabilities and better analytical tools to manage the situation as well as the implementation of risk sharing/market access agreements is expected to continue to increase throughout 2013.
I am closing our little review with a big thank you to you, the readers, for the numerous comments, suggestions and interesting discussions on the topics raised. We have grown steadily in 2012 again, something I am very happy about as the posting was a little slower due to the work load this year. Maybe I get a round in 2013 to brush up the blog a little in terms of layout and functionality and maybe add some sections but I do not want to over promise ;)
Last but not least a little advertising of an important project kicked off in 2012 jointly with my friend Olivier Ethgen. We are putting together a book (see bottom of the page) on the future of health economics to be published in summer of 2013. It was a busy undertaking but we managed to get a great selection of authors together to write about the important matters in our field. I would like to thank all of you who contributed.
Wishing you all the best for the upcoming holiday season.