Concerns about adverse reactions to the vaccine were raised by American and Canadian authorities based on reports from Japan linking Urabe MMR with meningoencephalitis. Canadian authorities withdrew a Urabe-based vaccine in the late s. Two strategies were then examined:
If we look at the lifetime horizon, patients would benefit in the long run by avoiding adverse outcomes such as hepatocellular carcinoma, end-stage liver disease and the need for transplant.
Our analysis shows that these drugs would not save overall healthcare money, but would add to the budget. When something is cost effective, it does not necessarily mean it is going to save money. What is the reason these new drugs are so expensive?
The general trend in the pharmaceutical industry is to price new treatments higher than previous therapies to reflect the fact that the new therapies are going to be highly favorable over the previous ones.
Do prices generally come down over time? This year, the prices have gone down. However, the actual discounts are never disclosed to the public and it can be very difficult for researchers like us to evaluate the true cost effectiveness of treatment.
What were the main conclusions of your recent review of the published literature?
The main conclusion was that these drugs are cost effective, but the budget is so huge that it would be unaffordable to many payers. We need additional resources from the government so that more people can be treated. For example, multiple resources are available for people with HIV.
For a disease like Hepatitis C, it makes sense to provide resources for treatment. What do you think the future holds for the newer regimens and patients with HCV?
The future looks very bright, with more drugs becoming available on the market. We expect that prices will further reduce, which is going to help patients. Where can readers find more information? Our paper can be found in Annals of Internal Medicine: His research informs health policies and clinical decision-making by using mathematical modeling.
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The BON has been serving the public for more than years since its establishment in by the Legislature to regulate the safe practice of nursing in Texas. w 1 q _ z 0 guidelines for the management of hepatitis c in general practice: a semi-qualitative interview survey of gps' views regarding content and implementation.
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Will new hepatitis C treatments strain payers’ budgets? An interview with Dr Chhatwal. Our paper can be found in Annals of Internal Medicine.