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Trinity’s ISPOR Annual 2022 Presentation Schedule

Register now to watch our virtual issue panel or view our in-person and virtual posters – or email: to discuss one of our presentations listed below. Virtual Issue Panel: Tuesday, May 17 | 4:30 pm EDT IP14: The Challenges of Bringing Cell & Gene Therapies to Emerging Markets A panel of experts from different markets share their experiences and perspectives about the challenges associated with the access and funding of cell and gene therapies, given the issues associated with…

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Pharmaceutical Innovation: Italy’s AIFA Algorithm for Assessing New Products

April 8, 2022 The Assessment Process of Innovativeness of a New Medicine in Italy In April 2017, AIFA (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, Italian Medicines Agency) released an upgraded algorithm to assess and evaluate the level of innovativeness of new drugs seeking reimbursement from the EUR one billion innovative medicine fund made available by the Italian MoH (Ministero della Salute, Ministry of Health). The algorithm introduced in 2017 provides a multi-dimensional approach: innovativeness will be judged by AIFA’s CTS (Commissione Tecnico-Scientifica,…

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France Pilots Opportunity to Increase Speed to Reimbursement for Select Innovative Products

March 29, 2022 Executive Summary French president Emmanuel Macron announced a two-year trial that will allow pharmaceutical products that receive an ‘Amélioration du Service Médical Rendu’ (ASMR) rating of IV or better to get reimbursement immediately after the evaluation by the Transparency Committee (TC)In these cases, price negotiations will start while the new therapies are already on the marketThis new reform started in January 2022 as part of a two-year pilot project and is expected to significantly reduce the average…

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How Effective is ANVISA’s Rare Diseases Expedited Approval Pathway [RDC 205]?

March 18, 2022 Key Takeaways An analysis was conducted of all the orphan therapies registered by the FDA and ANVISA before and after 2018 to effectively evaluate approval times once the RDC 205 pathway was implemented. The main takeaways from the analysis can be found below:​ ​The difference between FDA and ANVISA time to approval for orphan drugs is four times shorter after the implementation of the RDC 205 / 2017 pathway​The RDC 2015 pathway regulated the deadlines for the…

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EU Adopts Regulation on Pan-European Health Technology Assessment

February 18, 2022 Executive Summary A new pan-European Health Technology Assessment (HTA) regulation that will redefine the processes for the evaluation of new medicines in the EU entered into force in January 2022Although it will not become fully active until 2025, the new regulation will require EU member states to give “due consideration” to joint clinical assessment (JCA) reports and provide feedback to the European CommissionThese new JCAs will only focus on the clinical domain of HTAs and thus they…

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Key Changes to Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) in the UK

February 02, 2022 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will mark the start of 2022 by implementing changes to health technology assessments (HTAs), demonstrating adaptability of regulatory bodies as medical technologies continue to evolve. The final HTA changes aim to provide earlier and more equitable access to treatments as well as display increased flexibility in the evaluation of new health technologies. As part of NICE’s plan to modernize healthcare, the changes will apply to both digital therapeutics…

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Bypassing NICE: Manufacturers are Looking Towards NHS England to Support Early Access

December 07, 2021 Executive Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the major reimbursement body and pathway to achieving market access in England, although products that have not been evaluated by NICE or have received a negative NICE outcome can still achieve local access through CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups)In 2017, NHS England announced deals facilitating patient access to two innovative treatments (KADCYLA and STRENSIQ). KADCYLA’s previous negative NICE recommendation in HER2+ breast cancer and strong patient…

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Global Evidence Requirements to Launch a Digital Health Technology

November 12, 2021 Executive Summary Given the growing number of digital health technologies available, there is a wide range of frameworks that outline key requirements to support decision-makers with the value assessment of digital health solutionsUnderstanding how requirements differ based on the country and organization that develops the framework is key to prepare the successful global launch of a digital health technologyClinical evidence that demonstrates an improvement in the state of health or quality of life should be taken into…

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Are Current Reimbursement Options for Opioid Use Disorder DTx Causing a Barrier to Widespread Adoption in the USA?

November 09, 2021 In 2020, Trinity assessed three applications developed to treat Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) (e.g., reSET-O, Connections, DynamiCare) through the lens of ICER conducting a cost-effectiveness evaluation. Only a year later, several more health tech startups have adopted a preventative outlook and seek to address chronic pain with digital health tools (e.g., phone applications). A key focal point is the current public health issue faced by the US with ~2.1 million Americans diagnosed with OUD. These applications, including…

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Insulin Approval Pathways USA vs. EU

November 02, 2021 Executive Summary In March 2020, the FDA amended its classification of add-on insulin products, changing the approval pathway from that of a chemical drug follow-on to a biosimilar and more closely aligning with the EMA’s longstanding biosimilar insulin approval pathwayThe FDA approved the Semglee Pen (insulin glargine) as the first product through the new biosimilar insulin approval pathway in July 2021; the Semglee was priced as almost three times less costly in the USA than the previously…

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