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Surveyed European Oncologists Cite Cost Most Frequently as the Factor Preventing Their Use of Avastin for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Date:12/17/2009

ents," said Decision Resources Director Madhuri Borde, Ph.D.

The report also finds that cost-sharing schemes for targeted therapies -- which have been negotiated by the Italian Medicines Agency for both Avastin and Tarceva -- are much more prevalent in Italy than in the other European countries surveyed. Negotiating cost-sharing schemes is one of several factors that can contribute to delayed uptake of targeted therapies in Italy. Other factors include the time the agency spends reviewing new drug applications, setting prices and the requirement that new drugs must be accepted onto both regional and hospital formularies prior to their use.

Targeted Therapies for NSCLC: How High are the Barriers to Displacing Avastin in Europe? is based on surveys with 224 oncologists and interviews with 20 hospital-based payers in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Their responses were compared to assess similarities and differences of opinion regarding clinical, economic and scientific factors.

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