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Does cost effectiveness study under value the impact of meningitis?

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the publication of the cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of new Men B vaccine Bexsero® in the BMJ (October 10, 2014), but is concerned that the model considerably undervalues the devastating impacts of the disease. MRF believes the fatality rate for meningococcal group B disease (MenB) was underestimated in the analysis. [...]

Medtronic CoreValve data demonstrate favorable cost effectiveness compared to open-heart surgery in high risk patients

In the first-ever in-trial cost effectiveness analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients at high risk for surgery, investigators today revealed new data demonstrating the cost effectiveness of the CoreValve® System from Medtronic, Inc. for high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The economic analysis used data from the CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial’s [...]

Physicians Identify Reasons For High Cost Of Cancer Drugs, Prescribe Solutions

A virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers in part because of the way treatment protocols work is among the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States, according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the October issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Value-based pricing is one potential solution, [...]