15:02 , Mar 20, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

National Academies: Equitable access to medicines key to curbing opioid abuse disorder

A consensus report on the value of medication based treatment for opioid use addiction from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that available drugs are underutilized, and concluded that improving broad patient...
02:50 , Oct 20, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

New shops for value-based deals

Value-based payment models are starting to appear beyond the high-profile insurers and PBMs that have dominated the scene, with a series of deals struck since August by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the University...
17:28 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

ICER finds opioid use disorder treatments not cost-effective

In a draft evidence report, ICER found that newer extended-release formulations of medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for opioid use disorder were not cost-effective compared with generic medicines. The institute compared the clinical effectiveness and value of...
23:10 , Sep 10, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

ICER finds opioid use disorder treatments are not cost-effective

In a draft evidence report , ICER found that newer extended-release formulations of medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for opioid use disorder were not cost-effective compared with generic medicines. The institute compared the clinical effectiveness and value...
17:44 , Sep 7, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Alkermes in pay-for-performance deal

Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) signed a contract with UPMC Health Plan for opioid antagonist Vivitrol naltrexone that links reimbursement of the drug to positive clinical outcomes when treating opioid dependence. Alkermes spokesperson Matthew Henson did not...
15:12 , Aug 31, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Alkermes in pay-for-performance deal

Alkermes plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) signed a contract with UPMC Health Plan for opioid antagonist Vivitrol naltrexone that links reimbursement of the drug to positive clinical outcomes when treating opioid dependence. Alkermes spokesperson Matthew Henson did not...
21:20 , Jun 7, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

NIH prompts formal review of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

In response to a congressional request, NIH has asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to review evidence on medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for opioid use disorder to identify knowledge gaps where additional...
17:10 , Apr 6, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

ICER to evaluate buprenorphines for opioid disorder

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review said it will develop a report that will compare the clinical effectiveness of three buprenorphine products to commonly used drugs for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder. In...
23:17 , Apr 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

ICER to evaluate buprenorphines for opioid disorder

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review said it will develop a report that will compare the clinical effectiveness of three buprenorphine products to commonly used drugs for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder. In...
07:00 , Apr 15, 2013 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Hologic, Ostex deal

The companies will combine and co-promote their bone assessment products and develop a point-of-care NTx test for bone resorption using OSTX's Osteomark assay. The companies will market HOLX's QDR-4500C bone densitometer with a certain number...