Drugmaker Eyes Reinsurance to Lower Costs, Reports Financial Times

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Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is considering working with reinsurers to provide alternative financing options for life-saving drugs, potentially saving substantial healthcare costs, Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Among the options proposed includes a “reinsurance model in which a third party underwrites the catastrophic case of a child having one of these conditions,” Novartis Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan told the FT in an interview.
The FT has already said that reinsurance companies, which provide a return to their employer’s health insurance plans, could benefit from this new income while increasing competition from competing risk sources. Reinsurance companies can bring treatment costs together by different pharmaceutical companies in countries.

Discussions on the financing of new generation therapies, which may require a single infusion, but are costly, are in the conceptual stage, and the m reinsurance option t may also work for government-funded health systems such as the UK. insurance – based systems.

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