European P&MA Consolidation: A Paradigm Shift and Implications for Pharma

Earlier this month, Italy’s Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, announced that two additional countries- Slovenia and Croatia- had signed up to the Valletta Declaration. Of the 28 EU member states, over a third (10 countries*) are now part of the initiative which aims to strengthen their bargaining power over pharmaceutical companies through collective price negotiations and […]

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Hot topics in pharma and orphan drugs

I attended this year’s pharma pricing and market access conference in London with attendees across the pharmaceutical industry, payer and HTA bodies and patient representatives. While following the talks, panel discussions and roundtable debates, a few overarching key topics crystallised: –          Germany – AMNOG changes AMNOG, the German pharmaceutical law is regularly adapted to changes […]

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AMNOG and the German Reforms: What Will Change?

Germany is typically prioritized by the pharmaceutical industry: it remains a market with relatively high drug prices, offers extensive commercial opportunities and has an important position as an international reference country to 17 markets. The implementation of AMNOG in 2011 sought to reduce drug prices and relieve the healthcare budget, yet financial pressure remains, particularly […]

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