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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

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

Medicare Monday: A refresh on private negotiation in Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    January 9, 2017
Last week, we highlighted a number of Medicare resources – from how to learn more about which medicines are covered in Part B to how Part D has been a success since its implementation. And this...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Kicking off 2017 with Medicare resources

By Nicole Longo  |    January 2, 2017
Happy New Year, #MedicareMonday readers!   Read More

Medicare Monday: Looking back at the success of Part D in its first 10 years

By Nicole Longo  |    December 26, 2016
As 2016 comes to a close this week, Medicare Part D wraps up its first decade – and it’s been quite a busy decade. Today, more than 40 million people, including seniors and people living with...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Don’t forget! Medicare open enrollment ends Wednesday

By Nicole Longo  |    December 5, 2016
This Wednesday, December 7, marks the end of Medicare open enrollment. That means there are only a couple days left to review and make changes to your 2017 coverage.   Read More

Medicare Monday: Progress in fight against diabetes is one more thing to be thankful for this year

By Nicole Longo  |    November 21, 2016
30 million. 1.4 million. 11 million. 86 million. These numbers on their own may mean nothing, but in the context of diabetes, they paint an entirely different picture. More than 30 million...   Read More

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