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Guest post: Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Guest Contributor  |    October 30, 2020
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections vital to incentivize ongoing COVID-19 research and development

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 28, 2020
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research and development (R&D). Reliable IP protections have helped drive innovation and enhance patient...   Read More

Coming together to fight COVID-19: A conversation with Peter Anastasiou, Executive Vice President of Lundbeck

By Stephen J. Ubl  |    October 28, 2020
This year, our industry has been working around the clock to combat the COVID-19 virus, including developing effective therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and vaccines to prevent future infections.   Read More

Safe drug disposal: National Prescription Drug Take Back Days and other year-round opportunities

By Guest Contributor  |    October 23, 2020
The Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group (PPSWG) is a non-profit membership association for producers of pharmaceutical products. PPSWG was founded in 2014 to organize and facilitate...   Read More

Three things you should know about recent health care polling

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    October 23, 2020
Pollsters have been busy this year tracking public sentiment around the top issues of concern for voters. Recent public polling shows that voters priorities have shifted dramatically over the...   Read More

340B hospitals and for-profit pharmacies generating significant revenue from program meant to help needy patients

By Nicole Longo  |    October 23, 2020
The 340B program – a safety-net federal drug program meant to help vulnerable Americans – has become dominated by many large hospitals and for-profit corporations with no clear evidence they are...   Read More

Study: Hospital and outpatient care are biggest drivers of health care spending differences between the United States and other countries

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 22, 2020
A number of past analyses have shown that hospitals drive U.S. health care spending. In fact, data released last year showed that the United States spends three times more per person on hospital...   Read More

How does Medicare Part D impact you?

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 21, 2020
Whether you are a direct beneficiary, a caregiver or simply an American taxpayer, Medicare Part D impacts you. The Medicare Part D program, which was created by the Medicare Modernization Act...   Read More

Study finds biopharmaceutical innovation is responsible for 35% of the increase in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 21, 2020
Medicines are responsible for more than a third of the improvement in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. This underscores the crucial role...   Read More

Survey found insurance premiums grew faster than inflation in 2020

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 20, 2020
According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s recent survey on employer health benefits, premiums for people with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by 4% last year, faster than both the rate...   Read More

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