New Migraine Drugs May Not Be Cost Effective In Patients With Other Options, ICER Suggests
Draft cost effectiveness report released by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review uses $8,500 annual cost for Aimovig and fremanezumab as a "placeholder" price.
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Amgen said when Aimovig was approved that its $6,900 list price was designed to make sure a lot of patients could access the migraine prophylaxis. ICER now says that's a reasonable price, assuming a $5,000 net cost for the CGRP inhibitor, but only for patients who have failed on other treatments.
Amgen-Novartis pricing strategy seeks to ensure patients are subject to flat copays rather than coinsurance, which is calculated as a percentage of drug's list price.
Amgen and Novartis won the first US FDA approval for a CGRP inhibitor in the prevention of migraine headaches. The companies aim to quickly capture a big share of what they estimate to be an 8m-patient market in the US with a $6,900 per year price tag.