Orphan drugs in Germany
Orphan drugs and the specific market access challenges are at the core of our expertise.
For the market access of orphan drugs in Germany, there are specific challenges that the manufacturer faces due to the rarity of the disease, like small population size and studies of lower evidence levels. As a result, there is a considerable uncertainty about the added value of the drug which can lead to intense and sometimes strenuous negotiations with high rebates. Pharmaceutical companies planning to introduce new orphan drugs into the German market should prepare a sound strategy well in advance to ensure a successful market entry.
SKC consulting is a strategic consultancy focussed on the increasingly challenging market access environment of innovative drug products. We support the successful market access both on a strategic and an operational level.
As market access special forces, the strategic challenges of orphan diseases, ATMPs, repurposed drugs and products altering the treatment paradigm are our specialty.
Orphan drugs are a core topic of our publications and white papers. Further, SKC was main sponsor of the Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Conference series in 2018 and 2019. Our presentation topics were amongst others "Risky business: success and failure in orphan drugs' business model" and "Orphans, gene therapies and ATMPs – solving the pricing & reimbursement conundrum".
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