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Nicole Longo

Nicole Longo Nicole is senior director of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on Medicare, 340B, importation and more. She previously worked for a D.C.-based public affairs firm where she assisted a wide range of clients with communications efforts on everything from trade policy to agriculture policy to health care policy. Outside the office, Nicole can be found trying new restaurants (usually Italian), taking an occasional barre class and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Recent Posts

340B program remains second largest federal drug program, yet little solid evidence of benefits to patient

By Nicole Longo  |    June 30, 2022
Over the three decades since Congress created the 340B drug pricing program, we’ve seen massive growth in its size. As a program meant to serve vulnerable patients, this sounds great, right? The...   Read More

Study after study after study: Contract pharmacy expansion not aligned in communities 340B is meant to serve

By Nicole Longo  |    June 24, 2022
Evidence continues to show that 340B hospitals and their contract pharmacies are often not helping patients access their medicines, especially patients in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas....   Read More

CMS coverage decision restricts access to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

By Nicole Longo  |    June 22, 2022
This year’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month offers an important opportunity to remember the severe toll that Alzheimer’s takes on patients and family caregivers. Unfortunately, this year also...   Read More

New research finds gaps in charity care provided by 340B hospitals

By Nicole Longo  |    June 2, 2022
The 340B program was created to support safety-net clinics and qualifying hospitals by establishing a discounted medicine program funded by biopharmaceutical manufacturers to help vulnerable patients...   Read More

By the numbers: Contract pharmacy participation in the 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    March 31, 2022
There are many things that set the 340B program apart from other federal prescription drug programs, namely that patients are not the primary beneficiary. While in other programs, patients qualify...   Read More

Correcting the record: Putting medicine costs and spending in context

By Nicole Longo  |    March 24, 2022
Last week, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing focused on drug prices where the discussion was filled with misleading claims. We agree too many Americans struggle to afford their medicines,...   Read More

Government price setting leaves behind families counting on new medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    February 23, 2022
Rather than pursuing policies that would actually address our broken insurance system and lower costs for patients – while protecting medical innovation – policymakers keep going back to the same,...   Read More

Part B 101: Three charts show the program helps control costs for health care system and enrollees

By Nicole Longo  |    February 18, 2022
Medicare Part B covers a wide range of health care services, including physician office visits, hospital outpatient care and medical equipment. It also covers medicines that are usually administered...   Read More

340B 101: Three charts show the program maximizes hospitals’ bottom line with little consideration for patients

By Nicole Longo  |    February 8, 2022
The 340B program was created 30 years ago to support safety-net clinics and qualifying hospitals by establishing a discounted medicine program funded by biopharmaceutical manufacturers. The aim was...   Read More

Government price setting won’t stop insurers from shifting costs to patients

By Nicole Longo  |    February 2, 2022
The drug pricing provisions in the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) would allow the government to set the price of certain medicines in Medicare. This is a misguided approach that threatens future...   Read More

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