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What’s driving insurance premium increases? Hint: It’s not prescription drugs

By Allyson Funk  |    August 2, 2016
A new analysis from Avalere Health looks at 2017 proposed health insurance premium increases. As in 2016, insurers’ own data point to outpatient spending as the largest expected driver of premium...   Read More

Despite rhetoric, new data shows medicines are not primary driver of premium increases

By Karyn Schwartz  |    November 17, 2015
Despite claims from insurers about the impact of medicine costs on premium increases, their own data indicates otherwise.  In fact, just $3.29 of the average $25.26 increase in monthly premiums in...   Read More

340B Spotlight: Health Care Costs Rising from Increase in 340B Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices

By Rebecca Davison  |    September 24, 2015
An increasingly popular and alarming trend among 340B hospitals is hurting the integrity of the program and driving up health care costs in the system. Many 340B hospitals are rapidly acquiring...   Read More

340B Mega Guidance

By Allyson Funk  |    September 1, 2015
PhRMA appreciates the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) efforts in releasing the 340B mega guidance and is pleased to have an opportunity to comment before the guidance is...   Read More

Who Benefits from the 340B Drug Discount Program?

By Allyson Funk  |    June 10, 2015
The 340B program was created by Congress in 1992 to help vulnerable or uninsured patients gain access to needed prescription medicines, by requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide steep...   Read More

340B Spotlight: New Charity Care Data Shows Most Hospitals with Contract Pharmacies Provide Little Charity Care

By Karyn Schwartz  |    May 21, 2015
New data raises even more questions about how hospitals are using for-profit pharmacies to expand a little known program called 340B. This program was designed to allow qualifying hospitals and...   Read More

ICYMI: 340B Program Raises Eyebrows in North Carolina

By Allyson Funk  |    April 28, 2015
In case you missed it, a recent article in The Charlotte Observer spotlights new revelations about the 340B drug discount program in North Carolina. An inquiry by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Gaining Part D Coverage Reduces Hospitalizations and Overall Spending in Medicare

By Allyson Funk  |    March 30, 2015
As you learned in last week’s video, Medicare Part D helps seniors adhere to their medicines by providing access to prescription drug coverage. This helps beneficiaries live healthier lives by...   Read More

Which 340B Entities Are Getting Most of the Savings?

By Lori Reilly  |    March 19, 2015
When policymakers think about the 340B program, they often think of the thousands of clinics that depend on the 340B program to help underserved populations. The 340B program requires...   Read More

New Analysis: Who Benefits from Contract Pharmacy Arrangements in 340B Program?

By Karyn Schwartz  |    March 3, 2015
How can a program originally designed to help the deserving clinics treating our nation’s most vulnerable patients be used instead to pad the bottom line of large hospitals often providing minimal...   Read More

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