Putting More Value Into Biopharmaceutical Value Assessments

In a commentary for the Health Affairs Blog, Rena M. Conti, PhD, and IVI Executive Director, Darius Lakdawalla, argue that advancing the science of value assessment requires new assessment tools that are transparent and incorporate the perspectives of patients and insurance plan enrollees. Read the full article here.

2018-02-23T20:39:07-06:00January 4th, 2018|Viewpoints|

An Open-Source Consensus-Based Approach to Value Assessment

In a commentary for the Health Affairs Blog, IVI's Jeroen Jansen, Devin Incerti, and Mark Linthicum argue that, in order to move toward consensus on value assessment, the process for defining and measuring value must be transparent, collaborative, and iterative. IVI is taking the first steps towards consensus with the development of the Open-Source Value Project. [...]

2017-12-15T23:12:42-06:00December 15th, 2017|Viewpoints|

IVI’s Mark Linthicum in Morning Consult: Why Understanding Value is Central to True Health Care Reform

Mark Linthicum makes the case that value-based spending should be the focus of health care reform efforts in Washington, D.C. On September 13th health care stakeholders came together at the National Press Club to discuss better approaches to measuring value. Read Full Article Here

2017-11-11T01:18:31-06:00September 20th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Shafrin Defines Precision Medicine for U.S. News and World Report

In a new commentary for U.S. News and World Report, Jason Shafrin defines and elaborates on the field of precision medicine. Jason, IVI's Director of Research, illustrates how the United States is moving headlong into this new treatment approach. He notes some of the challenges while also emphasizing the unique hope precision medicine brings through [...]

2017-11-11T01:22:04-06:00August 25th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Sachs Provides an Overview of FDA User Fee Reauthorization Bill

In a recent post on the IVI-Sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Rachel Sachs provides an overview of the House of Representative's latest draft of the FDA user fee authorization bill. Sachs also examines changes in the bill from the earlier Senate markup, including incorporation of provisions from the bipartisan RACE Act and provides a possible [...]

2017-11-09T02:27:26-06:00July 13th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Sachs Summarizes Recent HELP Committee Meeting: The Elephant in the Room

In the latest post on the the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Rachel Sachs summarizes the recent Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee meeting. Organized to address the drug delivery system and how it influences what patients pay, the meeting quickly shifted to a partisan blasting of the secretive process by which Republicans [...]

2017-07-14T05:22:13-06:00June 20th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Lietzan Examines SCOTUS Ruling on Biosimilars

In the latest post on the the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Drugs and Medical Innovation, Erica Lietzan takes a look at the recent Supreme Court ruling on Sandoz v. Amgen, examining premarket patent litigation, patent resolution process, state law influence, and the impact of the SCOTUS ruling itself. Read the full article here.

2017-07-14T05:22:20-06:00June 19th, 2017|Viewpoints|

IVI’s Lakdawalla in WSJ: Look to Major League Baseball for Drug Pricing Insight

In a new commentary appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Dana Goldman and IVI Executive Director, Darius Lakdawalla, turn to the national pastime to provide a fresh perspective on the issue of drug pricing and the return on investment pharmaceutical companies need to sustain innovation. In baseball, the salaries are high and the talent pool is [...]

2017-07-18T22:26:51-06:00June 19th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Discussing the Challenges of Value-Based Pricing in STAT News

In a new commentary for STAT News, Anupam Jena (part of IVI's scientific advisory group) and Dana Goldman discuss the advantages of value-based pricing, pointing out several of the key challenges that complicate the application of health technology assessments. Jena and Goldman make the case that more transparency is needed and that an open-source model [...]

2017-07-18T22:27:01-06:00June 14th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Sood, Shih, Van Nuys and Goldman’s Study Details the Flow of Funds in Pharma’s Distribution System

In the latest post on the the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Neeraj Sood, Tiffany Shih, Karen Van Nuys and Dana Goldman present the findings of their study examining the flow of funds in the pharmaceutical distribution system, suggesting that greater transparency and granularity would be beneficial in the reporting of financials from all sectors. [...]

2017-07-14T05:22:43-06:00June 13th, 2017|Viewpoints|