Method paper: new version 6.1 comes into force

24 January 2022 - The innovations concern, among other things, the procedure for evidence searches for medical guidelines. New concept ...

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The G-BA classifies three drugs as reserve antibiotics

20 January 2022 - The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) today exempted three drugs classified as reserve antibiotics from the regular early ...

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Immunotherapy with blinatumomab improves the chances of survival in very rare childhood blood cancer

20 January 2022 - The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) today classified the additional benefit of the active ingredient blinatumomab as significant ...

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Early benefit assessment for new drugs 2021: G-BA sets a record with 146 completed procedures

10 January 2022 - At the beginning of the year, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) took stock of its assessment of ...

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Hyposensitisation with AR101 in peanut allergy: proof of lesser benefit

17 January 2022 - In the patient-relevant outcomes, there are only disadvantages for 4- to 17-year-olds compared to a pure peanut-avoiding ...

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Orphan drugs: privilege of "fictitious" additional benefit not justified

12 January 2022 - Drugs for orphan diseases should also go through a regular benefit assessment procedure when they enter the ...

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Daratumumab in multiple myeloma: reassessment results in hint of considerable added benefit

3 January 2022 - Janssen applied for a new early benefit assessment due to new scientific findings.  ...

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Patient reported endpoints underrepresented in product information on new drugs

15 December 2021 - An IQWiG team analysed the extent to which patient reported outcomes, which were recorded as endpoints ...

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Health technology assessment: European Commission welcomes the adoption of new rules to improve access to innovative technologies

13 December 2021 - Today, the Regulation on Health Technology Assessment, a deliverable of the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy, has been adopted.  ...

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EU regulation passed: G-BA works on European HTA assessment

14 December 2021 -  Today the EU Parliament passed the EU-HTA regulation for a joint health technology assessment, which includes, ...

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Nivolumab for the adjuvant treatment of oesophageal carcinoma: indication of minor added benefit

1 December 2021 - Those affected develop fewer relapses than if they wait and see.  ...

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Upadacitinib in atopic dermatitis: additional benefit for adults at high dose

1 December 2021 - Women should expect more serious adverse effects than men.  ...

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Call for a central portal for clinical study reports

1 December 2021 - In an open-access publication in the Journal of European CME, two authors from IQWiG argue that ...

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Germany's Government to be eyes backdated drug price cuts

24 November 2021 - Germany's prospective three-party government plans to cut prices retroactively for recently-launched prescription drugs to keep health ...

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European Council green lights new rules on health technology assessment, improving access to medicines and simplifying procedures

9 November 2021 - The Council today gave its final go-ahead for the adoption of a regulation on health technology assessment. ...

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