Professor Karl Claxton


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Professor Karl Claxton

Karl Claxton is a Professor of Economics at the University of York. He was a Harkness Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and from 1999 until 2007 he held an adjunct appointment at Harvard as an Assistant Professor of Health and Decision Sciences. His research interests encompass the economic evaluation of health care technologies. He has served as a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Appraisal Committee since 1999.See all posts by Professor Karl Claxton
Who decides the price and availability of NHS medicines? Outrage and dismay over the prices charged for new medicines are becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in England. Most recently it was over a life-extending drug for cystic fibrosis, Orkambi, with a hefty price tag of £105,000 per patient per year – far higher than NHS England’s counter offer of £500m over 5 years across all patients. The number of disputes between the... Read More