Why Pricing Orkambi Below Kalydeco Is A Savvy Strategy For Vertex
Orkambi is the first combo drug to be priced lower than solo therapy with one of its components, but it stands to increase Vertex’s patient base exponentially.
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Infographic: Vertex, the first company to produce a drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, has fought for fair (and high) prices for its medicines to reflect their value as treatments for the cause of a genetic disease. The company has sought innovative reimbursement agreements for its CF products in various countries.
Sales of key cystic fibrosis drugs will jump in western economies over the next decade, driven by strong uptake of high-cost CFTR modulator therapies and longer use as life expectancies improve, according to a new report by Datamonitor Healthcare.
Although a study testing a combo of the company's cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco and the investigational VX-661 in patients with minimal CFTR function was ended due to futility, Vertex is on pace for a 2017 filing of the combo in three other CF subpopulations.