Leqembi’s FSS Pricing Meets ICER’s Cost-Effectiveness Threshold; VA Requiring Coverage With Evidence
Eisai/Biogen Alzheimer’s treatment isn’t actually on the VA formulary, but Leqembi’s Federal Supply Schedule price, coming in at just over $20,000 annually, could address spending concerns.
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US Department of Veterans Affairs' head for pharmacy benefits management says her agency’s coverage of Leqembi and Aduhelm is actually closely aligned with that provided by Medicare, in contrast to the initial characterization of the VA taking a different stance on the drugs.
Leqembi Coverage By Veterans Affairs Department Sign Of Success For Eisai’s Payer Engagement Strategy
Alzheimer’s product is following a different playbook than Aduhlem, reflecting better data – and hard-earned lessons. Eisai estimates that 80-90% of veterans who are eligible for Leqembi treatment based on the FDA label would also fit the VA’s criteria.
The drug pricing watchdog said in its revised report that Alzheimer’s therapy Leqembi (lecanemab) meets cost-effectiveness thresholds at $8,900-$21,500, below Eisai/Biogen’s $26,500 list price.