Palmer D'Angelo Consulting Inc.

Palmer D'Angelo Consulting Inc.

January 02, 2007 12:05 ET

Palmer D'Angelo Consulting Inc. Joins RTP-Based RTI Health Solutions

RTI Health Solutions expands to Canada - PDCI to become RTI-HS' centre for global pricing & reimbursement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 2, 2007) - PDCI is pleased to announce that it has joined RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. With expertise in health economics, outcomes research, psychometrics, survey research, epidemiology, pharmacovigilance and biostatistics, RTI-HS provides research and consulting to the global healthcare industry.

All former PDCI staff members have joined the RTI-HS group, including Neil Palmer and Janice D'Angelo, PDCI's co-founders and principals. PDCI's Ottawa office will continue to be the base for Canadian pricing and reimbursement services and will also serve as RTI-HS' Canadian headquarters as well as RTI-HS' centre for global pricing and reimbursement.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to join RTI Health Solutions," said Neil Palmer, now RTI-HS Vice President, Pricing and Reimbursement. "Our clients will continue to benefit from our established pricing and reimbursement services and will now have access to the experience and expertise of a leading international health economics and outcomes research organization".

"Adding pricing and reimbursement expertise is synergistic with our portfolio of health economics and outcomes research services" said Allen Mangel, vice president of RTI Health Solutions.

Established in 1996, Palmer D'Angelo Consulting Inc. (www.pdci.ca) has extensive knowledge and experience assisting clients with price regulation, public and private reimbursement strategies and submissions, and global pricing strategies as well as pharmaceutical policy and economic research projects.

Formed in 2000, RTI Health Solutions (www.rtihs.org) is a business unit of RTI International, focusing on services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry. RTI Health Solutions has more than 115 employees in the United States and Europe including experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, psychometrics, reimbursement strategy, medical writing and clinical development. The group combines its consulting and research expertise to evaluate economic and clinical impacts of treatment, develop reimbursement dossiers, implement patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life studies, assess drug safety, conduct epidemiologic studies and design and evaluate risk management programs.

About Palmer D'Angelo Consulting, Inc.

Palmer D'Angelo Consulting Inc (PDCI) is widely recognized as a leading market access consultancy providing Canadian and global pricing and reimbursement expertise to the pharmaceutical industry. This capability is complemented by PDCI's international pricing and P&R systems databases. PDCI develops global pricing strategies for new medicines and is supported by an extensive international network of pricing and reimbursement consultants providing local expertise that can be essential to understanding the pricing and reimbursement schemes in particular markets. The firm has developed extensive experience with international pharmaceutical prices providing clients around the world with timely and reliable access to accurate drug prices in the North America, Europe and Asia.

About RTI International

RTI International, the nation's second largest independent nonprofit research organization, is dedicated to conducting research and development that improves the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. RTI has more than 2,500 staff members who work in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, eight regional offices in the United States, and five international offices. These dedicated professionals offer innovative research and technical services to governments and businesses worldwide in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, governance, economic and social development, energy, and the environment. For more information, please visit us at www.rti.org.

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