Access Meter

Defining payer restrictiveness for emerging drugs

Access Meter measures the access challenges for a given drug – systematically and quantitatively. Based on an objective understanding of payer decision-making, it guides critical investment and strategy choices by showing which access challenges a new drug will face and how severe they’ll be.

Upcoming Release! 3Q 2018 Access Meter Report

Why Access Meter?

100% focused on market access

  • We harness data-driven tools to drive high-value strategies
  • We stay close to payer and policy developments through our Payer Council
  • We have a team of market access thought leaders

Guide crucial company decisions

  • Pharmas: inform access strategy & value messaging; prioritize pipeline candidates or indications
  • Investors & BD Teams: understand access risks candidate drugs will face

Range of Access Meter Options

  • Quarterly report subscription with issues covering newly scored drugs and updates
  • Custom deep dive analysis on a drug’s specific access landscape
  • Database subscription with drug scoring updated each quarter


Recently Scored Drugs

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Sage Therapeutics’ brexanolone, a first-in-class GABA-A modulator for treating postpartum depression, successfully addresses a number of key access criteria – in particular, a high unmet need (it would be the first approved drug for treating postpartum depression) – and a very limited duration of therapy, a single infusion, which means that payers won’t be paying for the drug year-in and year-out. The drug wins additional points for getting FDA breakthrough status and a few more as medical-benefit drug – a status which makes controlling access more difficult for payers. And Sage will also benefit from strong support by effective women’s health patient advocacy groups – payers will be wary of the negative press these groups can generate……………………………..To continue reading click here