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Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Considerations for the US health-system pharmacist in a world of biosimilars

Authors: Andrea Zlatkus CRHC, Todd Bixby RPh, Kavitha Goyal MD

This editorial article provides an overview of the evolving healthcare landscape shaped by the entry of multiple biosimilars, including for a given reference product, and their impact on the healthsystem pharmacist with respect to formulary assessment, implementation, and education of various health-system stakeholders, including patients.

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Clinical trials: their contribution to the efficiency of the clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis

Authors: Cristina P Alcañiz Escandell MD, José A Román Ivorra PhD

This article presents a descriptive analysis of theClinical Research Unit (CRU) at the Rheumatology Department in the University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe (RD-UPH La Fe), Valencia (Spain), as well as an estimation of the economic impact of conducting clinical trials for the Spanish Health System in terms of avoided costs.

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Administration of intravenous morphine for acute pain in the emergency department inflicts an economic burden in Europe

Authors: Montserrat Casamayor MD, PhD, Karen DiDonato MSN, RN, Marc Hennebert MBA, MS, Luca Brazzi MD, PhD, Gregor Prosen MD, FEBEM

This article estimates the burden of IV administration of morphine in the five key European countries (EU5) using a micro-costing approach.

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Approving cancer treatments based on endpoints other than overall survival: an analysis of historical data using the PACE Continuous Innovation Indicators™ (CII)

Authors: Neon Brooks, Mario Campone, Silvia Paddock, Scott Shortenhaus, David Grainger, Jacqueline Zummo, Samuel Thomas, Rose Li

This article examines the relationship between U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and the publication of OS evidence to understand better the risks and benefits of delaying approval until OS evidence is available.

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Corrigendum: Pharmacoeconomic comparison of aripiprazole once-monthly and paliperidone palmitate from a head-to-head clinical trial in schizophrenia: a US analysis

Authors: Christophe Sapin, Ann Hartry, Siddhesh A Kamat, Maud Beillat, Ross A Baker, Anna Eramo

The authors wish to make the following corrections to their article: Sapin C, Hartry A, Kamat SA, Beillat M, Baker RA, Eramo A. Pharmacoeconomic comparison of aripiprazole once-monthly and paliperidone palmitate from a head-to-head clinical trial in schizophrenia: a US analysis. Drugs in Context 2016; 5: 212301. DOI: 10.7573/dic.212301

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