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Execs stressed the importance of collaboration, consumer-mindedness.
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A study published in Health Affairs detailed an outcomes-based pilot developed by the drugmaker and Priority Health, a Michigan-based health insurer.
The idea is that each gets some of what it needs. Payers gain some control over cost, and pharma may get to stay on formulary.
But have pharma and payers learned enough from earlier pilots to make modern risk-sharing deals work?
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The formula's pretty simple: Be sure you can defend your drug's value proposition, without blushing, says BioPharma Alliance's Mike Luby.
Experts say Afrezza's tepid launch may have more to do with value proposition than product positioning.