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Nicole Longo

Nicole Longo Nicole is senior manager of public affairs at PhRMA. She previously worked for a D.C.-based public affairs firm where she assisted a wide range of clients with communications efforts on everything from trade policy to agriculture policy to health care policy. Outside the office, Nicole can be found trying new restaurants (usually Italian), taking an occasional barre class and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Recent Posts

Medicare Monday: A closer look at Part B spending

By Nicole Longo  |    March 13, 2017
Earlier this month, MedPAC discussed Part B drug spending growth but neglected to put this information in the context of overall program spending. Spending on Part B medicines continues to be a...   Read More

Medicare Monday: New study further confirms increased use of generics after Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    March 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we’ve talked a lot about how things have changed since 2006 and the implementation of Part D. We’ve looked at how Part D costs less than originally projected, how premiums have...   Read More

Case Study: How one online pharmacy knowingly endangered U.S. consumers

By Nicole Longo  |    March 2, 2017
We recently looked at what actually happens when a patient orders a medicine through an online Canadian pharmacy and how the product delivered may not be what the patient ordered. Today, we’re...   Read More

Medicare Monday: There’s an agency called MedPAC?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 27, 2017
Now that we’ve learned more about IPAB and CMMI, there’s one more agency on our list to read up on this month – the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).   Read More

Medicare Monday: Have you heard of CMMI?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 20, 2017
There are a number of acronyms commonly used in the health care world, which can often be confusing and complicated, so this week we’re tackling one of them: CMMI.   Read More

Discovery of counterfeit hepatitis C drug is another example of why importation is bad for patients

By Nicole Longo  |    February 13, 2017
The manufacturing and trafficking of counterfeit drugs is not just a U.S. concern but a growing threat globally. Governments around the world are working together to try to prevent these fake...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is IPAB, and why is it bad for patients?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 13, 2017
In 2017, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)couldfinally go into effect and come between patients and their health care providers. This week, we’re looking into this dangerous body.     Read More

Medicare Monday: Did you know … ?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we talk a lot about Medicare Part D and how it works, but here are five things you might not know about the program.   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Part D helps patients with heart disease live longer, healthier lives

By Nicole Longo  |    January 30, 2017
Wednesday kicks off American Heart Month, so this week we’re looking at heart health and how important it is for patients to have access to needed medicines for heart disease and stroke. This is...   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Medicare helps beneficiaries access needed medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    January 23, 2017
Throughout 2016, we looked at how different groups of beneficiaries – from seniors to minority communities to individuals with lower-incomes – rely on Medicare to access their needed prescription...   Read More

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