Rare Diseases: A New Purpose

How drug repurposing could help drive orphan drug access if pharma can accept the risks By Nader Murad, Senior Analyst Email: nmurad@partners4access.com The US National Institutes of Health describes drug repurposing as “studying drugs that are already approved to treat one disease or condition to see if they are safe and effective for treating other…

Partners4Access Briefing: November 2018 update on the European Commission regulation proposal on health technology assessment

By Christina Poschen, Consultant Email: cposchen@partners4access.com Background Since 2004, the European Union’s centralised drug approval is in place, allowing manufacturers to submit just one application to gain marketing authorisation in all European Union Member States. Although there were voluntary agreements and working groups to further harmonize health technology assessment, so far, there are 28 different systems…