Critical Assessment of Belgian Reimbursement Dossiers of Orphan Drugs

  title={Critical Assessment of Belgian Reimbursement Dossiers of Orphan Drugs},
  author={Alain Denis and Lut Mergaert and Christel Fostier and Irina Cleemput and Frank Hulstaert and Professor Dr Steven Simoens},
Background: Orphan medicinal products are designed to diagnose or treat rare diseases that are serious, life threatening or chronically debilitating and that affect 50 or fewer people in every 100 000 in the EU. In Belgium, the Drug Reimbursement Committee (DRC) evaluates reimbursement requests for orphan drugs based on multiple criteria: the therapeutic value, price and proposed reimbursement tariff; the importance of the drug in clinical practice; and the budget impact of the drug. Objectives… CONTINUE READING
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