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Guest post: Continued research and development is critical for ALS patients and families

By Guest Contributor  |    October 25, 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 PhRMA blog welcomes guest...   Read More

The patient experience: Out-of-pocket costs are driving patients’ affordability and access challenges

By Cynthia Hicks  |    October 19, 2021
For too many Americans, simply having health insurance isn’t enough to afford and access the care they need. Our inaugural Patient Experience Survey (PES) reveals how rising out-of-pocket costs...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: CMS finds medication adherence saved Medicare up to $46.6B in avoided health care costs between 2013 and 2018

By Carolyn Ha  |    October 19, 2021
A recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) study found that medication use is improving among seniors and vulnerable beneficiary populations. Better adherence to medicines used to...   Read More

ICYMI: New study confirms policies like H.R. 3 could significantly reduce drug development

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 18, 2021
A new study from economists at the University of Chicago examined the impact that government price-setting policies for medicines, like those in H.R. 3, could have if implemented. The economists...   Read More

Strengthening the WTO’s global trade and health agenda

By Douglas Petersen  |    October 18, 2021
The World Trade Organization (WTO) should use the weeks ahead to focus on delivering an ambitious and productive trade and health agenda as it prepares for the Twelfth Ministerial Conference...   Read More

New poll shows Americans reject Medicare “negotiation” once they learn more about the policy

By Cynthia Hicks  |    October 15, 2021
As the debate in Washington around drug pricing proposals continues to intensify, a new Ipsos/PhRMA poll shows Medicare “negotiation” is not nearly as popular as some might suggest. Survey...   Read More

New report: To drive up profits, hospitals continue unnecessary medicine mark-ups, burdening patients, employers and the health system

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 14, 2021
A new study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) compared the difference in price for 72 physician-administered outpatient medicines – representing 73% of medicine spending –...   Read More

New analysis adds to research questioning whether 340B is working as Congress intended

By Nicole Longo  |    October 13, 2021
As the 340B program has grown over the past decade, there has been increased interest in it and ensuring it works in the best interest of patients. Unfortunately, study after study finds that...   Read More

New report shows more than 260 medicines in development to fight neurodegenerative diseases

By Andrew Powaleny  |    October 12, 2021
With neurodegenerative diseases affecting millions of individuals in the United States, now is an important time to spotlight the increasing impact these diseases have on our country’s aging...   Read More

What is Kaiser Family Foundation up to?

By Brian Newell  |    October 12, 2021
For years, Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser) has reminded lawmakers that Americans are opposed to government “negotiation” in drug pricing should it lead to less access to medicines and destroy...   Read More

New report shows 3 in 10 Americans that have insurance still face a financial barrier to care

By Katie Koziara  |    October 7, 2021
Today, we released the results in the first report in a series on patient experiences with the health care system. The report, titled “Barriers to Health Care Access in the Patient Experience,”...   Read More

The important role of antivirals in the fight against COVID-19

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    October 6, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have focused their response into four main areas: 1) rapid and accurate testing: 2) contact tracing systems to monitor outbreaks; 3)...   Read More

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