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ICER Weekly View: May 17, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. If you’re trying to avoid internet spoilers for either Game of Thrones or Jeopardy!, you’ve come to the right place. (Although as I say this, it strikes me that James Holzhauer might actually be the most deserving of the iron throne.) Instead, let’s dive into this […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 10, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning, and happy early Mothers’ Day to all the moms out there. Before we dive into this week’s health care news, it’s only right that we first acknowledge the passing of the New York Times’ longtime reporter Robert Pear, a journalistic giant whose attention to detail and fairness […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 3, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap While Chaucer thought April is sweet, Eliot argued that it may actually be the cruelest month. But wherever you stand on this literary divide, there’s no denying that, at least around here, this past April sure was wet. Rainiest April in Boston’s history, in fact. And as we turn […]

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ICER Weekly View: April 26, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Business Insider recently published its list of the “Top 10 People Transforming Healthcare,” recognizing ICER’s President Steve Pearson alongside other leaders such as former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Haven’s CEO Atul Gawande, Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, and 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki. I encourage you to read the full announcement […]

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ICER Weekly View: April 12, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap A quick programming note this morning: Weekly View will be off next week, but we promise to be back in your inbox on April 26. Given how quickly the drug pricing storylines have been changing, I can’t begin to imagine what headlines I’ll be sharing with you then. But […]

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ICER Weekly View: April 5, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. We are excited to announce that Pamela Bradt, MD, MPH, has joined ICER as our new Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Bradt brings a wealth of experience as a physician and HEOR leader, and her experience in both industry and academic settings will serve ICER well as […]

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ICER Weekly View: March 29, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Hello everyone. Yesterday brought Major League Baseball’s opening day and all the blue-sky optimism that comes with it. And then it brought the first loss of the year for some of us (me), along with all the dark-cloud pessimism that comes with that. The life lesson? It’s a long […]

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ICER Weekly View: March 22, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap I hope everyone’s March Madness bracket is still relatively intact after yesterday (and I’m sure that won’t be the case next week). This morning, let’s take a look at: ICER in the News: Our draft assessment of esketamine, new experts joining our independent voting committees, and the revised protocol […]

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ICER Weekly View: March 15, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap What a week. We experienced a massive bribery scandal that helped students gain admission to elite universities, the international grounding of an entire fleet of aircraft, and the near inevitability of President Trump’s first veto. At least we had Pi Day mixed in to help lighten the mood. But this […]

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ICER Weekly View: March 8, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Hello everyone. For all of you who attended or viewed yesterday’s public ICER meeting on the treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, I hope you’ll agree that the dialogue throughout the day demonstrated the critical role patients play during each of ICER’s assessments. We warmly thank each of the patient […]

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