– Public comment period now open until September 20th; Requests to make oral comment during public meeting also being accepted –
 
BOSTON, August 23, 2018 – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) today released a Draft Evidence Report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of therapies for long-term prophylaxis against hereditary angioedema attacks. Hereditary angioedema is a rare condition characterized by attacks of deep tissue swelling within the skin and/or mucosa. The draft report will be open to public comment until 5pm ET on September 20, 2018.

ICER’s report includes four therapies for the prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks: lanadelumab (Shire), which is currently under review by the FDA with an approval decision expected in August 2018, and three C1 inhibitors (Haegarda®, CSL Behring; Cinryze®, Shire; and Ruconest®, Pharming). The report will be subject to deliberation during a public meeting of the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), one of ICER’s three independent evidence appraisal committees, in October of 2018.

ICER is committed to engaging with all stakeholders in a thorough and transparent manner. During this review, ICER spoke with patients, clinical experts, insurers, and manufacturers. Public comments were also accepted on a Draft Scoping Document. The current draft report incorporates input received from patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders during each of these opportunities for engagement.

Submit a Public Comment: The Draft Evidence Report and Draft Voting Questions are now open to public comment until 5 PM ET on September 20, 2018. All stakeholders are invited to submit formal comments by email to publiccomments@icer-review.org. Guidelines for submitting public comments, including formatting specifications, are available on ICER’s website. ICER’s Manufacturer Engagement Guide and Patient Participation Guide provide additional detail on what types of information may be most informative to the report.

ICER will review all comments and incorporate any necessary changes in the Evidence Report and Revised Voting Questions that will be posted on or about October 11, 2018. All comments and ICER’s response to comments will be posted publicly along with the Evidence Report.

Register for the Public Meeting: The Evidence Report will be the subject of a public meeting of CTAF on October 25, 2018 in Oakland, CA. During the meeting, the independent council will vote on key questions raised in the report.

 

Registration for the public meeting and live webcast is now open.

 

Register to Make an Oral Comment: During the public meeting, there will be a limited amount of time available for interested stakeholders to make an oral comment on the report. Requests to submit oral comments must be emailed to publiccomments@icer-review.org by 5 PM ET on September 20, 2018.
Individuals who wish to deliver oral comments must separately register to attend the meeting.

For more information about registering for oral comment, please visit our website.
 
About ICER

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an independent non-profit research institute that produces reports analyzing the evidence on the effectiveness and value of drugs and other medical services. ICER’s reports include evidence-based calculations of prices for new drugs that accurately reflect the degree of improvement expected in long-term patient outcomes, while also highlighting price levels that might contribute to unaffordable short-term cost growth for the overall health care system.

ICER’s reports incorporate extensive input from all stakeholders and are the subject of public hearings through three core programs: the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), the Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC), and the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC). These independent panels review ICER’s reports at public meetings to deliberate on the evidence and develop recommendations for how patients, clinicians, insurers, and policymakers can improve the quality and value of health care. For more information about ICER, please visit ICER’s website.