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The Avastin Dilemma: Two Personalities and Two Points of View on Cost Effectiveness

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Two of the key figures in the 2009 health reform debate, Zeke Emanuel and Billy Tauzin, each use Genentech's Avastin to demonstrate the importance of doing cost effectiveness right. But they look at the same drug from very different points of view. Their perspectives provide a good guide to what is at stake in the design of federal approach to comparative effectiveness research.

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