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As an independent scientific institute, IQWiG examines the benefits and harms of medical interventions for patients. We provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of examination and treatment methods in the form of scientific reports and easily understandable health information.

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Ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir: hint of added benefit in further patient group

2015-05-21 The documents subsequently submitted by the manufacturer show an advantage in sustained virologic response also for hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 with HIV coinfection without cirrhosis of the l… read more Link to "Ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir: hint of added benefit in further patient group"

Apremilast in plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: No added benefit can be derived

2015-05-15 The dossiers contained neither data from studies of direct comparisons nor indirect comparisons. The manufacturer itself also did not claim an added benefit for its new drug.  read more Link to "Apremilast in plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: No added benefit can be derived"

Aclidinium bromide/formoterol in COPD: added benefit for certain patient groups

2015-05-04 Patients with COPD grade III with no more than one flare-up per year and grade II patients benefit from the new drug combination.  read more Link to "Aclidinium bromide/formoterol in COPD: added benefit for certain patient groups"

Dulaglutide in type 2 diabetes: hint of an added benefit in combination with short-acting insulin

2015-05-04 In combination with metformin, advantages and disadvantages are balanced; no suitable data were available for other research questions.  read more Link to "Dulaglutide in type 2 diabetes: hint of an added benefit in combination with short-acting insulin"

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Current commenting procedures (Hearings)

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N15-02 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot syndrome on the report plan 2015-06-15

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Easily understandable information for patients and the general community

A guide to psychotherapy in Germany: Where can I find help?

Many people do not known where to turn with emotional problems or mental illnesses. Our information offers a guide to finding your way through the German health care system and its often difficult terminology.  read more (Link to "A guide to psychotherapy in Germany: Where can I find help?" – opens in a new window)

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