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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

The Senate’s latest price setting proposal will undermine U.S. economic growth

By Nicole Longo  |    August 3, 2022
Last week, we examined ways the latest drug pricing proposal will undermine patient access to medicines, American medical innovation and our health care system as a whole. But there is another...   Read More

The Senate’s latest price setting proposal will undermine: Our health care system

By Nicole Longo  |    July 28, 2022
Members of Congress continue to push a misguided drug pricing proposal under the guise of negotiation as part of the reconciliation package. This proposal is nothing short of government price setting...   Read More

The Senate’s latest price setting proposal will undermine: American medical innovation

By Nicole Longo  |    July 27, 2022
Members of Congress continue to push a misguided drug pricing proposal under the guise of negotiation as part of the reconciliation package. This proposal is nothing short of government price setting...   Read More

The Senate’s latest price setting proposal will undermine: Patient access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    July 26, 2022
Members of Congress continue to push a misguided drug pricing proposal under the guise of negotiation as part of the reconciliation package. This proposal is nothing short of government price setting...   Read More

By the Numbers: Patients lose when the government sets prices

By Nicole Longo  |    July 8, 2022
Yet again, Congress is considering harmful drug pricing policies with complete disregard for the negative impact they will have on patients and our economy. At the same time, they are continuing to...   Read More

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

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