OUR PURPOSE IS SIMPLE:
Patients fighting chronic diseases are often denied access to life-saving treatments.
ICERWatch gives patients a voice to fight back.
What Is ICER?
It's Important for Patients to Know
An organization most patients never heard of is now hard at work determining whether recently approved drugs for serious and often life-threatening diseases should be covered by private health plans and made available to patients. Called the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), this Boston-based institute describes itself as “a trustworthy, independent source to help assess how valuable a new drug really is.” Yet, ICER has come under increasing criticism due to the methods it uses to decide the “value” of new medicines, and its ultimate purpose of limiting the use of drugs patients and clinicians need.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a Boston-based not-for-profit organization describes itself as “a trustworthy, independent source to help assess how valuable a
Institutional Health Care Rationing Ignores Patients, Undermines Progress and Leads to Deterioration of Care
View/Download Aimed Alliance Paper
Medical innovation has generated significant gains in health over the past decades, but these advances have been accompanied by rapid growth in healthcare spending. Faced with a
Hope is a powerful elixir. My family was dealt an unexpected blow nearly 26 years ago when our son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis,