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Burden on patients: Access to medicines in health insurance exchange plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 23, 2016
Access to prescription medicines is critical to help patients manage their chronic conditions and maximize quality of life. Unfortunately, even with insurance coverage, many patients still...   Read More

Cost of mental illness underscores need for new treatments

By Holly Campbell  |    May 25, 2016
Today, one in five American adults and children experience a mental illness in any given year. As the prevalence of complex mental health conditions has grown, the cost of caring for patients has...   Read More

Highlighting innovation during Mental Illness Awareness Week 2015

By Hannah Mooney  |    October 6, 2015
Each year, during the first full week of October, organizations across the country work to raise awareness for mental health disorders to educate the public, fight stigma and provide support....   Read More

Medicare Monday: Research Finds Access to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Improved Health Outcomes, Significantly Reducing Depressive Symptoms Among Seniors

By Andrew Powaleny  |    August 10, 2015
Depression in the U.S. affects more than 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older. The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit provides seniors and people living with disabilities access to...   Read More

Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    June 19, 2015
Burden on Patients: Access to medicines is important for patients who are managing chronic conditions. In the latest edition of the ”Burden on Patients” series, we’re taking a look at the barriers...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Mental Health Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 18, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to mental...   Read More

We Must Work Together to Lessen the Toll of Mental Illness

By Guest Contributor  |    October 8, 2014
Mental Illness Awareness Week, which takes place the first full week of October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness and make progress in eliminating stigmas that discourage...   Read More

Shining a Spotlight on Mental Illness

By PhRMA Staff  |    September 22, 2014
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1 in 4 American adults have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, yet many know very little about the disease. However, the recent...   Read More

Second Annual PhRMA Survey: How Americans View Their Health, Three Important New Health Trends to Watch

By PhRMA Staff  |    August 13, 2014
This week we released From Hope to Cures: PhRMA’s Second Annual National Health Survey revealing new data on how Americans view their own health as well as that of the Nation. The survey also reveals...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Mental Health Disorders Can Affect Anyone and Health Insurance Exchanges Must Provide Needed Medicines

By Allyson Funk  |    July 1, 2014
Americans with mental health conditions often have to deal with stigmas surrounding their illness and other social barriers that have the potential to limit their access to care. This morning the...   Read More

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