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New analysis finds stark difference in coverage of breast cancer medicines for seniors in the United States and England

By Nicole Longo  |    December 10, 2020
In the United States, seniors and people with disabilities enjoy broad coverage of physician-administered medicines under Medicare Part B because the program relies on market competition to...   Read More

No matter how you look at it, the Most Favored Nation rule is bad policy

By Nicole Longo  |    December 1, 2020
Last month, the administration released the “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) rule, which allows foreign governments to decide the value of Part B medicines, while also likely limiting seniors’ access...   Read More

Three reasons the Administration should abandon its International Pricing Index proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    January 31, 2020
According to the Council of Economic Advisers, “Heavy-handed government intervention may reduce drug prices in the short term, but these savings are not worth the long-term cost of American...   Read More

By the numbers: A look at the Part B International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    June 6, 2019
Mounting research continues to point to how international reference pricing schemes, like the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) International Pricing Index (IPI) Model, could result...   Read More

Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index Model replaces market competition with government-set prices

By Nicole Longo  |    May 3, 2019
One of the most common misconceptions about the administration’s proposed Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it would improve competition in Medicare. However, mounting...   Read More

Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index model threatens patient access

By Nicole Longo  |    March 29, 2019
Since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) model late last year, there have been a number of inaccurate claims floating around...   Read More

In survey, PhRMA member companies highlight impact of IPI on R&D

By Katie Verb  |    February 5, 2019
One of the biggest myths regarding the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it will have little to no effect on biomedical research and development (R&D)....   Read More

ICYMI: New study reinforces dangers of proposed IPI model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 15, 2019
Stakeholder after stakeholder has raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model would put patient access to medicines in...   Read More

PhRMA comments to administration on International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 3, 2019
As 2018 came to a close, PhRMA submitted comments on the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model for Medicare Part B medicines. The comments highlighted concerns and...   Read More

Groups sound the alarm on administration’s new Part B proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    November 14, 2018
Last month, the Administration announced a dangerous new proposal, the International Pricing Index Model, that would upend the delivery of Medicare Part B medicines. As PhRMA President and CEO...   Read More

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