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ICYMI: New study reinforces dangers of proposed IPI model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 15, 2019
Stakeholder after stakeholder has raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model would put patient access to medicines in...   Read More

PhRMA comments to administration on International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 3, 2019
As 2018 came to a close, PhRMA submitted comments on the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model for Medicare Part B medicines. The comments highlighted concerns and...   Read More

10 things you should know about medicine spending and costs

By Holly Campbell  |    January 2, 2019
Discussions about costs are important. Too often patients struggle to afford the medicines they need. Our industry is committed to working with policymakers on solutions that enhance the...   Read More

ICYMI: WSJ and NYT highlight concerns with Part B International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    December 19, 2018
Medicare Part B is a market-based system that has enabled millions of seniors and patients with disabilities to access needed medicines. Reimbursement for medicines in Part B is based on the ...   Read More

New study finds hospitals prescribe more medicines, and more expensive medicines, after joining 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    December 18, 2018
Data and analyses continue to show the 340B program influences prescribing trends at 340B hospitals – ultimately costing patients and our health care system more money. The Government...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Poor medication adherence leads to negative health outcomes and increased health care costs

By Guest Contributor  |    December 18, 2018
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we are pleased to share a blog post from Xue Han.   Read More

New research shows increasing medication-assisted treatment rates could prevent 6.1 million overdoses and save over 800,000 lives

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    December 17, 2018
New research released this week highlights the barriers that patients face in accessing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) and the personal, health and societal...   Read More

Six key facts about the market for insulins

By Holly Campbell  |    December 17, 2018
The insulin market is commonly mischaracterized as lacking competition. In fact, robust competition among biopharmaceutical companies that produce insulin results in increasing levels of discounts...   Read More

New report shows nearly 300 cell and gene therapies in development

By Andrew Powaleny  |    December 6, 2018
Fifty years ago, the idea of altering a gene to treat or even cure a disease was considered science fiction. Today, cell and gene therapy are transforming treatment options for some patients and...   Read More

World AIDS Day 2018: Hope for the future

By Andrew Powaleny  |    December 1, 2018
Each year, I write to commemorate World AIDS Day which is now in its 30th year spotlighting patients living with HIV and those we’ve sadly lost to AIDS-related illnesses.   Read More

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