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Out-of-pocket trends in Medicare Part D show rising costs for seniors

By Katie Koziara  |    May 24, 2021
A new study based on IQVIA data shows alarming trends in rising out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines among Medicare Part D beneficiaries with serious and complex conditions like cancer, HIV and...   Read More

ICYMI: PhRMA president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl joins other industry leaders for a conversation on COVID-19 vaccines with Axios

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 21, 2021
On May 19, Axios hosted an event discussing the unprecedented development of COVID-19 vaccines and the road ahead. Speakers included NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Pfizer Chairman & CEO Dr....   Read More

Supporting India during the devastating coronavirus surge

By Megan Van Etten  |    May 20, 2021
Like many others around the world, America’s biopharmaceutical companies stand with those affected by the coronavirus. And while biopharmaceutical companies are working around the clock to meet...   Read More

Creating a new patient risk paradigm in American health care

By Guest Contributor  |    May 18, 2021
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

How strengthening the biosimilar marketplace benefits patients

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 18, 2021
Biologics are medicines that are made from living organisms through highly complex manufacturing processes and include a wide variety of medicines such as therapeutic proteins, monoclonal...   Read More

Study finds nearly half of payers believe innovative contracts can lead to lower patient out-of-pocket costs

By Katie Koziara  |    May 17, 2021
According to a recent survey by Verpora that will be presented this week at ISPOR, nearly half of U.S. payers surveyed expressed a belief that wider implementation of innovative contracts could...   Read More

New polling shows Americans are sounding the alarm on the TRIPS IP waiver

By Cynthia Hicks  |    May 14, 2021
Last week, the Biden administration announced support for a waiver of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, which could lead...   Read More

The Biden Administration allows politics to upend a pragmatic pandemic response

By Megan Van Etten  |    May 14, 2021
Last week, the Biden Administration announced that it will support a waiver of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, which...   Read More

The ABCs (and Ds) of Medicare

By Gabby Migliara  |    May 13, 2021
For nearly 60 years, Medicare has helped pay for medical care for Americans over the age of 65, as well as younger Americans with certain medical needs. Medicare has many different programs, all...   Read More

Four solutions Americans support to make health care more affordable

By Tom Wilbur  |    May 13, 2021
Health care costs and affordability remain a major challenge for most Americans, even among those with insurance. According to a March Gallup poll, nearly one-in-five (18%) U.S. adults report that...   Read More

The FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity: Working to advance health equity through diversity in research

By Guest Contributor  |    May 12, 2021
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

New report demonstrates development of new medicines relies on private sector expertise and investment

By John Corea  |    May 10, 2021
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are at the heart of a research and development (R&D) ecosystem that develops more innovative medicines than any other country in the world. Critical to this...   Read More

PhRMA CAREs Grant request for proposals: Addressing inequities in access to COVID-19 testing, therapeutics and vaccines

By Guest Contributor  |    May 6, 2021
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

A conversation with Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. on improving vaccine confidence in communities of color

By Stephen J. Ubl  |    May 5, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and often exacerbated the significant systemic health inequities that underserved communities have faced for many years. Black Americans have been particularly...   Read More

American leadership on innovation policy is essential to global health progress

By Ernest Kawka  |    May 4, 2021
Over the last year, the world has witnessed the importance of strong innovation policies as intellectual property protection and market access policies facilitated the research, development and...   Read More

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 4, 2021
As communities around the world continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, the importance of furthering our understanding of the impact on our mental health is undeniable.   Read More

H.R. 3 threatens access to medicines, future innovation and American jobs

By Gabby Migliara  |    May 4, 2021
In the last election, voters made clear that they want quality, affordable health coverage that works when they need it and lower out-of-pocket costs for medicines. And we can achieve those goals,...   Read More

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