Current process and future path for health economic assessment of pharmaceuticals in France

Current process and future path for health economic assessment of pharmaceuticals in France

2015 J Mark Access Health Policy

Toumi, M. | Rémuzat, C. | El Hammi, E. | Millier, A. | Aballéa, S. | Chouaid, C | Falissard, B. | Volume: 3, Issue: , Pages: 27902, F,

The Social Security Funding Law for 2012 introduced the Economic and Public Health Assessment Committee
(Commission Evaluation Economique et de Sante´ Publique, or CEESP) in the Social Security Code as a
specialised committee affiliated with the Haute Autorite´ de Sante´ in charge of providing recommendations and
health economic opinions. This article provides an in-depth description of the CEESP’s structure and working
methods, and analyses the impact of health economic assessment on market access of drugs in France. It also
points out the areas of uncertainty and the conflicting rules following the introduction of the health economic
assessment in France. The authors also provide their personal opinion on the likely future of health economic
assessment of drugs in France, including the possible merge of the CEESP and the Transparency Committee,
the implementation of a French threshold, and the extension of health economic assessment to a larger number
of products.