CF drug maker offers treatment at surcharge of €23,000 per patient

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland boss says ‘no justification for price differential’ with Britain

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
26th June, 2016
Cystic Fibrosis drug called Orkambi

The manufacturer of the breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis drug called Orkambi proposed charging €23,000 more per person for its drug in Ireland compared with England.

Vertex offered a €158,000 price tag per patient per year to the Irish health service in the submission it made a few months ago.

Vertex then offered England’s National Health Service (NHS) a list price of €135,000 (£104,000) per patient per year.

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