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Canadian Public Places High Priority on Drugs’ Safety, Effectiveness, and Certainty of Evidence

Survey Reveals Top Values for Drug Coverage Decision Making Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—March 25, 2019—Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of new research showing that Canadians believe

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Toronto, ON, Canada – Biologic therapies are an expensive group of drugs increasingly being used to treat inflammatory diseases in children and adults. Coverage in publicly-financed drug plans has been inconsistent and, at a cost of over $17,000 per year,

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Quality Measures Developed For Childhood Cancer Care Systems

Toronto, ON, Canada – Researchers at Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and McMaster University have developed measures of the quality of childhood cancer care delivery systems. These measures will be used to evaluate the performance of the childhood cancer system in

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Nice’s Scientific Credibility Compromised By Recent Amendment To Appraisal Methods

Toronto, ON, Canada – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is highly regarded for the rigorous methods it adopts for the economic appraisal of health care technologies. A recent amendment to these appraisal methods, however, raises a number

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Patients Willing To Pay More For Avoiding Symptoms Of GERD

Hamilton, ON, Canada – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 25% of the population in Western countries. Patients suffer symptoms at least monthly and five percent have daily heartburn.

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Need For Speed In Value Of Information Analysis In Health Care: Some New Developments

Vancouver, Canada – Mathematical modeling has become fundamental to health technology assessment (HTA) and comparative effectiveness research. It allows comprehensive, transparent, and objective quantification of evidence in evaluating health technologies. Such models not only tell us which health technology provides the

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Drugs For Rare Diseases: How To Fund Them?

Toronto, ON, Canada– Enzyme replacement therapies for rare inherited metabolic diseases are among the most expensive drugs in the world and have created a dilemma for public drug payers.

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