Program Type: New England CEPAC

Beta Thalassemia

Jun 2022 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: betibeglogene autotemcel (Zynteglo/LentiGlobin, bluebird bio) Beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused by a genetic mutation of the HBB gene that leads to reduced or absent synthesis of the β-globin proteins of hemoglobin, components of red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen. When β-globin is markedly reduced or absent, it leads […]

Diabetes: Type 2

Jan 2022 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: tirzepatide (Eli Lilly) More than 34 million Americans, or 10% of the US population, have diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which is characterized by progressive loss of adequate insulin secretion from the pancreas and peripheral resistance to insulin, accounts for 90-95% of those cases. Prevalence of T2DM increases with age […]

Myasthenia Gravis

Sep 2021 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: Eculizumab (Soliris®, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) Efgartigimod (argenx) The independent appraisal committee found the evidence is adequate to demonstrate that eculizumab and efgartigimod both provide a net health benefit when compared to conventional therapy alone. According to ICER’s health-benefit price benchmark, eculizumab would need to be priced between $13,200 – $19,400 to be considered […]

Atopic Dermatitis

Jul 2021 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: abrocitinib (Pfizer) tralokinumab (Adtralza®, LEO Pharma) baricitinib (Olumiant®, Eli Lilly, Incyte Corporation) upadacitinib (Rinvoq®, AbbVie) ruxolitinib (Opzelura™, Incyte Corporation) Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing skin condition associated with dry skin and itching. It is characterized by acute flare-ups of pruritic lesions over dry skin. Atopic dermatitis is a subset of the […]

Prostate Cancer

Dec 2008 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: Brachytherapy and Proton beam therapy for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths and the seventh overall causeof death in men in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008).Given that most new cases are diagnosed at an early, localized stage, significant attentionhas been focused […]

Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

Feb 2016 | Assessment

Intervention of interest: Insulin degludec (Tresiba®, Novo Nordisk A/S). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 1.7 million adults are newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) each year. To treat diabetes, approximately 6 million Americans use insulin therapy as part of their treatment plan to control […]