If Medicare Were to Negotiate Drug Prices, How Would it Determine a ‘Fair’ Price for a Cancer Treatment?
Steven D. Pearson, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P., is the Founder and President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). ICER is a leader in bringing stakeholders together to collaborate in the evaluation of the comparative effectiveness of medical interventions. The Institute also helps translate comparative effectiveness information into distinctive formats for patients, clinicians, and policy makers to enable them to make better use of evidence throughout the health care system.
Dr. Pearson is also a Lecturer in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as serving as Visiting Scientist in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He attended UCSF School of Medicine, completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. An internist, health services researcher, and ethicist, Dr. Pearson has served in many advisory and leadership roles in academia and government. He was awarded an Atlantic Fellowship from the British Government in 2004 and chose to serve as Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Returning to the United States in 2005, he was asked to serve for one year as Special Advisor, Technology and Coverage Policy, within the Coverage and Analysis Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has also served as Senior Fellow at America’s Health Insurance Plans, as the Vice Chair of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC), and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).
Dr. Pearson’s ongoing academic work combines efforts in comparative effectiveness research, health policy, and bioethics. His published work includes numerous articles and commentaries on the role of evidence in the health care system, and the book No Margin, No Mission: Health Care Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence.
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