Between 2016 and 2022, 83 previously approved oncology drugs were covered and reimbursed in China through a value-based pricing negotiation programme, which resulted in substantial price cuts but did not improve the correlation between drug cost and clinical benefit. Herein, we call for an improved, transparent value-based pricing model to better account for high-value innovation in oncology drugs.
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The authors thank J. Bin (Peking University) for insightful suggestions for this project.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Yuan, J., Li, M. & Lu, Z.K. National value-based pricing negotiation for oncology drugs — lessons from China. Nat Rev Clin Oncol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41571-023-00769-8