R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, on Cutting Cancer Care Costs With Alternative Pharmacologic Options
First International Summit on Interventional Pharmacoeconomics
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, of Emory University, discusses the ways in which clinical pharmacology can help yield cost savings without sacrificing efficacy by, for example, altering regimens to extend drug supplies, lowering doses, dosing less frequently, or shortening the duration of treatment.
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers her perspective on near-equivalence, Bayesian noninferiority, and the value of cancer drug optimization.
Leonard B. Saltz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses interventional pharmacoeconomics as an important tool that can offer patients with cancer more efficacious and cost-effective care. Pharmacoeconomics may help reduce the high costs of cancer therapy, with evidence-based reductions in doses that maintain effective treatment.