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Market Access Outlook for Canada

Pharmaceutical Technology

Canada remains the ninth largest pharmaceutical market in the world, close to Spain and the United Kingdom. Drug makers operating in Canada have benefited from high per capita spending on pharmaceuticals and rising procurement as a result of the country’s aging population. In 2014 alone, the country spent an estimated…

Market Access in China

BioPharm International

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers consider China as one of the most important strategic markets for future growth. It’s the second largest market in the world after the United States. More importantly, China currently accounts for less than 3% of global revenue for most major pharmaceutical companies, leaving significant opportunity for expansion…

Market Access Outlook for France

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

In France, the pricing and reimbursement landscape is certainly changing. Take for instance the case of Gilead’s Hepatitis C blockbuster, Sovaldi. According to clinical trial data, 90% of patients for whom this drug is indicated for are for all intents and purposes cured upon treatment completion. A few years ago,…

Market Access Outlook for Australia

BioPharm International

The pharmaceutical industry is grappling with pressures including changing business models, a more competitive market, shifts in customers’ demands (e.g., patients and providers), major patent expiries, shifting technology, constrained budgets, increasing scrutiny from payers and regulators, and fundamental questions regarding the industry’s integrity. Many of these internal and external pressures…

Value-Based Healthcare in the UK

Pharmaceutical Technology

Bio/pharmaceutical companies in the United Kingdom have recently been struggling to convince the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that their products are worth the price. “Although obinutuzumab is a clinically effective treatment, there were too many uncertainties in the company’s submission and we cannot be confident that…