“There’s a central committee with a president and a vice-president, and groups of medical experts for oncology and other fields. As soon as new drugs are released, we first ask the experts for their opinion. They tell us what they think about the new products compared to the existing treatments. This opinion is then sent to the central committee that then discusses whether or not to add the product to our formulary.” Pharmacist, France
“We're going to have to start looking at different risk scenarios with pharmaceutical manufacturers,” Executive Vice President of pharmacy for national PBM, US
“We get very little notification from them. We get very little detail about what's coming to market. It's generally a reactive process rather than something we seek out proactively.”
Head of medicines optimisation, CCG, UK
“It's always helpful if we see data or we see summaries where it's clear this new drug is working … In my eyes that is very critical in the discussion at the moment. Nobody really talks about how much money can we save and how many people are cured by this new drug”.