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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

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

It’s a new year, but sadly Congress is still pursuing flawed price setting policies

By Nicole Longo  |    January 25, 2022
As we kick off 2022, Congress has a number of priorities they are aiming to tackle, including the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Unfortunately, the bill includes policies that would take the...   Read More

A price control by any other name would still put patients at risk and threaten innovation

By Nicole Longo  |    December 9, 2021
Some policymakers in DC are laser focused on giving the government the power to “negotiate” in Medicare. What they aren’t saying is that this isn’t negotiation at all. They essentially just want the...   Read More

Fact Check: Do contract pharmacies help patients access 340B medicines? No.

By Nicole Longo  |    November 2, 2021
Over the years, there has been repeated acknowledgement that the 340B program is often not supporting the patients it was intended to help. (If you need a reminder, check out this piece in the New...   Read More

New video: Why changes to the 340B program are essential for patients

By Nicole Longo  |    October 28, 2021
The 340B program is confusing. That’s a fact that likely no one would question. In fact, it is often forgotten in broader discussions about our health care system even though it is the second largest...   Read More

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