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Copay coupons can help ease patients’ out-of-pocket costs

By Holly Campbell  |    February 16, 2018
Each year, middlemen, like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and insurers, shift more of the costs of health care to patients. Ensuring patients have affordable access to their medicines is the top...   Read More

Oregon’s HB 4005 fails to deliver savings for patients

By Caitlin Carroll  |    February 14, 2018
Medicine costs are growing at the slowest rate in years, but it doesn’t feel that way to patients who are facing higher out-of-pocket costs for their health care across the board. Proposals like...   Read More

PhRMA launches new consumer-facing Let’s Talk About Cost website

By Holly Campbell  |    January 24, 2018
Today, as part of the Let’s Talk About Cost campaign, PhRMA launched LetsTalkAboutCost.org, a national consumer-facing website to provide consumers with easy-to-understand information about the...   Read More

NHE Data: Medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016

By Holly Campbell  |    December 12, 2017
According to new data from the National Health Expenditures (NHE), retail medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent in 2015. To put that in context, total spending for...   Read More

Video: What is a results-based contract?

By Katie Koziara  |    November 13, 2017
New medicines are revolutionizing how we fight disease, but too often patients have to fight to access innovative treatments. As part of the solution to this problem, biopharmaceutical companies...   Read More

Excerpts from testimony by PhRMA’s Lori Reilly

By Holly Campbell  |    October 17, 2017
Today, Lori Reilly, executive vice president for policy, research and membership at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on...   Read More

4 things to know about the QuintilesIMS drivers of medicine spending in the U.S. report

By Holly Campbell  |    September 28, 2017
In case you missed it, a new analysis from QuintilesIMS, which draws on the Medicines Use and Spending in the U.S. — A Review of 2016 and Outlook to 2021 report and the Outlook for Global...   Read More

What they are saying: Study on cancer R&D costs is not an accurate representation of marketplace

By Holly Campbell  |    September 12, 2017
This post has been updated as of 10/2/2017 A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides flawed and inaccurate estimates of the significant research and development (R&D) investments...   Read More

Video: PhRMA CEO discusses medicine costs with CNBC's Squawk Box

By Holly Campbell  |    July 31, 2017
PhRMA president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl joined Squawk Box this morning to put medicine costs and spending in context, the biopharmaceutical supply chain and policy solutions to address cost...   Read More

New PhRMA resources chock full of biopharma industry facts

By John Corea  |    July 20, 2017
Did you know that PhRMA member companies invested $65.5 billion in research and development (R&D) in 2016? Or that combined spending on brand medicines, generics and the supply chain account for...   Read More

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