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"Real world" patient data documents the long-term effects of ALK vaccines

In the largest study ever of its kind, patient data from the "real world" documents the long-term effects of up to nine years of ALK vaccines. Up until now, it has not been possible to demonstrate these in ordinary clinical studies where the follow-up period is shorter, and the new knowledge could be a turning point in ALK's dialog about prices and subsidies with authorities and payers. 

Data from ALK's React study, which is a retrospective real-world evidence study including more than 92,000 patients with respiratory allergies, have just been published in the journal The Lancet Regional Health – Europe. | Photo: ALK / PR

In the health policy debate on the introduction of new drugs and vaccines, real-world evidence (RWE) is often highlighted as a solution to challenges in documenting the effects of new drugs.

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