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Nicole Longo

Nicole Longo Nicole is senior manager 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

What is inter partes review and why does it matter?

By Nicole Longo  |    March 16, 2018
For more than three decades Hatch-Waxman (the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984) has encouraged innovation in biopharmaceutical development while at the same time...   Read More

340B Spotlight: Hospital system adds voice to comments about flawed 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    February 2, 2018
Each week, more and more groups are calling attention to the 340B program and its myriad problems. Here’s a quick recap of some of the latest voices out there.   Read More

Fact Check Friday: The truth about the cost of 340B to patients

By Nicole Longo  |    January 26, 2018
The 340B program was designed to increase access to medicines for vulnerable or uninsured patients through safety-net facilities, but all signs point to 340B doing the opposite – distorting the...   Read More

Guess what? Part B drug spending remains stable share of Medicare spending

By Nicole Longo  |    January 23, 2018
Did you know that if you look at medicines in the pipeline for previously unmet medical needs, many are new and exciting immunotherapy treatments that are physician administered? That means these...   Read More

340B Spotlight: New pieces of legislation continue momentum to fix 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    January 18, 2018
In case you missed it, two new pieces of legislation have been introduced to increase oversight of and fix the 340B program. Before the holidays, Representatives Larry Bucshon and Scott Peters...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Helping beneficiaries access vaccines

By Nicole Longo  |    December 18, 2017
Last month, we released a State of Vaccines report, as well as an update to our Medicines in Development for Vaccines report, which shared exciting information about the 264 vaccines currently in...   Read More

Medicare Monday: PhRMA’s comments on new direction for CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    November 20, 2017
Today, PhRMA submitted its comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information on the future of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Same bad ideas continue to threaten Part D and beneficiary access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    November 13, 2017
Perhaps the biggest fact that is often overlooked about Part D is that there is already significant price negotiation in the program. Thanks to Part D’s competitive structure, large purchasers...   Read More

Medicare Monday: CMS withdraws Part B demo, takes positive step forward on CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    October 30, 2017
In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally withdrew a controversial proposal that would have had a detrimental impact on patient access to...   Read More

340B Spotlight: ICYMI – 340B hearing, new reports highlight growing need for program reform

By Nicole Longo  |    October 20, 2017
Evidence that the 340B program has strayed from its congressionally stated intent – and is now benefiting wealthy hospitals instead of patients – has been piling up, and members of Congress have...   Read More

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