Aug. 3, 2022

044 -“Mindset is Everything” with Kasem Akhras

044 -“Mindset is Everything” with Kasem Akhras

On this episode, I was joined by Dr. Kasem Akhras, Senior Director, Translational Access, Geneconomics & Outcomes Research - New Products  at Novartis. Dr. Akhras and I discuss:

-His Book "Frontiers in Market Access"

-History of Market Access from the 1980's to now

-Where the Market Access function fits in within Product Development

-Market Access and Clinical Trials


-Value Based Pricing

-US Pharmaceutical Prices

Dr. Akhras is a global Pharmaceutical Expert with 25 years of experience leading and building teams in the most critical functions in the Pharmaceutical Industry; Pricing, Reimbursement, Market Access, and Health Policy. Visionary, Passionate, and results driven leader. Well published in peer-reviewed journal and author of the book Frontiers in Market Access - A Practical Approach of Mastering Market Access. Dr. Akhras has held roles in Market Access and Health Economics at Novartis, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Takeda, J&J and Sanofi. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy.