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    The State Agency of Medicines is running a workshop on economic evaluation of medicines

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    The Agency in collaboration with the WHO is organising a Baltic work-shop on economic evaluation of medicines. The event takes place November 8-12 in Kuressaare, Estonia and follows a series of trainings in this field organised in the region during the last 10 years.

    The aim of the Agency in initiating the training is to facilitate the access of patients to new medicines which offer true added value, while fostering the rational use of medicines and ensuring economic soundness of reimbursement decisions.

    The workshop is aimed at the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian civil servants and academics, dealing with or interested in the evaluation of medicines for public financing. The event has attracted 40 participants from all 3 countries, Estonian institutions represented are the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Health Insurance Fund, State Agency of Medicines, the North Estonia Medical Centre, Institute of Public Health of Tartu University and Tartu University Clinics.

    This is an intermediate level training addressing the topics of the use of composite endpoints in clinical trials, indirect/mixed treatment clinical comparisons, methods in measuring the health related quality of life and aspects of economic modelling. The faculty consists of well-known academic experts from the UK and Australia.

    More information: Alar Irs, Alar.Irs@ravimiamet.ee.