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According to Barbara Wirostko, M.D., chief medical officer for Altheos, the question of whether a product candidate will be reimbursed by government and third-party payers is now surfacing in the earliest stages of discovery.
“Because there are now issues around who is going to reimburse and who is going to pay for novel, expensive new medications, there’s hesitancy on the R&D side to actually take risks and commit resources to a program unless there’s some assurance or insight into whether the emerging product will get reimbursed,” Dr. Wirostko says. “Companies need to have a solid commercial plan in place from the start, or they will be limited in their ability to run those early feasibility studies. And that commercial plan implies answering the question, ‘is this reimbursable, by whom…


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