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Kalydeco Status In Germany

February 8, 2013

Per a BioCentury.com article, Germany’s Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) says in a final assessment that Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ orphan drug Kalydeco (Ivacaftor) for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) provides a “significant degree of additional benefit for patients older than 12 and a marginal degree of benefit for patients ages 6-11 years.”

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance Funds Association (GKV-Spitzenverband) will now negotiate a price for Kalydeco. In November 2012, Germany’s Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) issues an assessment of Kalydeco’s cost to GKV-Spitzenverband of about EUR 52.3 million ($71.1 million) per year.

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