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Germany Paves the Way for Reimbursement of Digital Health Care Apps

2019-10-31T16:03:50-04:00

In Germany, doctors could potentially be prescribing health apps as medicines as early as 2020. This is one of the main objectives of the draft bill on the “Law for better provision through digitalization and innovation”, which is expected to be approved by the parliament early November.

Germany Paves the Way for Reimbursement of Digital Health Care Apps2019-10-31T16:03:50-04:00

New Independent Medical Review Board for Germany

2019-09-11T14:49:42-04:00

For medical device and diagnostic innovators, a planned organizational change in review boards for Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance (SHI) could lead to new opportunities for market access of their products.

New Independent Medical Review Board for Germany2019-09-11T14:49:42-04:00

Winter Has Come – Aggressive National Programs To Drive Down Drug Costs

2019-09-11T14:48:29-04:00

China: 2018 was another eventful year for the pharmaceutical industry, highlighted by the Chinese government’s radical attempts to slash drug prices by the annual national drug price negotiation and along with the introduction of a national procurement program.

Winter Has Come – Aggressive National Programs To Drive Down Drug Costs2019-09-11T14:48:29-04:00

The Evolution of Medical Device Procurement in Italy

2019-09-11T15:21:31-04:00

Assobiomedica, the body representing the medical device sector in Italy, published an update to the report ‘Public Policies for the Purchase of Medical Devices’ in October 2018. Boston healthcare outline procurement trend in the Italian reimbursement environment.

The Evolution of Medical Device Procurement in Italy2019-09-11T15:21:31-04:00

Defining the value of innovative treatment methods in Germany

2019-09-11T15:22:46-04:00

A recent proposal by Jens Spahn, Federal Minister for Health in Germany, would limit the decision-making power of the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) and lead to new evidence approaches for healthcare decision making.

Defining the value of innovative treatment methods in Germany2019-09-11T15:22:46-04:00

FDA Issues New Draft Guidance on Class Labeling of Companion Diagnostics

2019-09-11T15:23:59-04:00

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new draft guidance for companion diagnostics. The guidance describes considerations for the development and labeling of companion diagnostics to support the indicated uses of multiple therapeutic oncology products.

FDA Issues New Draft Guidance on Class Labeling of Companion Diagnostics2019-09-11T15:23:59-04:00

Access our presentations: MedTech Access Leaders Forum, EU

2019-09-11T14:46:23-04:00

Boston Healthcare spoke at the MedTech Access Leaders Forum in Berlin, Germany on 3-5 December 2018. Vice President, Rob Wenthold spoke on maximizing the organizational impact of the market access function, and CEO, Joe Ferrara spoke on global considerations for companion diagnostics. Register your details to receive your copy!

Access our presentations: MedTech Access Leaders Forum, EU2019-09-11T14:46:23-04:00

Germany’s Approach to Biosimilars

2019-09-11T15:25:54-04:00

Germany’s Health Minister, Jens Spahn has called for the faster adoption of cheaper copies of biotech drugs to cut the cost of healthcare in Germany.

Germany’s Approach to Biosimilars2019-09-11T15:25:54-04:00

China set to relax regulations for medical device and IVD products

2019-09-11T15:29:40-04:00

On June 25, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Justice announced amendments to the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices Regulations (the Regulation) and called for public comment. The proposal is being celebrated by a variety of stakeholders across the medical device and IVD industry following years of lobbying to have the Regulation amended. However, some apprehension regarding the implementation of the proposed Regulation remains. Download the PDF

China set to relax regulations for medical device and IVD products2019-09-11T15:29:40-04:00