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Accumulator adjustment programs lead to surprise out-of-pocket costs and nonadherence, analysis finds

By Gabby Migliara  |    November 19, 2020
A new analysis by IQVIA looked at three cost-sharing assistance programs and found that from 2018 to 2020, 25% to 36% of patients discontinued treatment when they faced an unexpectedly high...   Read More

Sharing rebates can improve access to medicines and increase health equity

By Guest Contributor  |    September 30, 2020
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 Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

Commercial health plans have increased patients’ out-of-pocket costs by over 50% in some therapeutic areas

By Gabby Migliara  |    August 12, 2020
According to a recent IQVIA analysis, commercial health plans have increased patients’ average out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines by over 50% in some therapeutic areas since 2015. Notably, of...   Read More

PhRMA comments to Congress on Cures 2.0 call to action

By Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD  |    December 18, 2019
As new therapies continue to revolutionize the treatment of many diseases, it is positive news that policymakers in Washington are discussing ways to ensure patient access to new treatments and...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Hepatitis C cures will save Medicaid $12 billion by 2022

By Katie Koziara  |    June 21, 2019
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we feature a recent study on the savings associated with new hepatitis C...   Read More

OptumRX: Sharing rebates with patients is “worth it”

By Holly Campbell  |    March 18, 2019
PhRMA has long advocated for sharing the $166 billion in rebates and discounts given by biopharmaceutical companies to the government, insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) with patients...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Private-sector collaboration can lead to savings and care improvement

By Carolyn Ha  |    January 25, 2018
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we feature a recent study on medication non-adherence and discuss how a safe...   Read More

New report shows better diabetes management saves money and improves patient outcomes

By Carolyn Ha  |    November 21, 2017
A recent IHS Markit report, “The Clinical and Economic Benefits of Better Treatment of Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries with Diabetes,” simulated savings in the Medicaid program as a result of better...   Read More

Protect your health: Important disaster preparedness tips for Harvey and Irma

By Guest Contributor  |    September 6, 2017
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 Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: Discussion on medication adherence as national priority

By Guest Contributor  |    June 21, 2017
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring discussions with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, Sloane Salzburg, M.S, executive director of Prescriptions for a...   Read More

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