Will More Cost-Effectiveness Studies Be Needed to Drive Theranostics ? | GenomeWeb

Second in a two-part series: Studies looking at the cost-effectiveness of so-called “theranostics” may enable drug makers to guide product development down more efficiently, and payors to use the data to help them decide what — and whether — to cover the new drugs or diagnostics.

Trouble is, very few of these studies exist, according to a recent study.

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