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Cancer medicines cost twice as much at hospitals, study finds

By Katie Koziara  |    January 21, 2020
Cancer medicines cost nearly twice as much in hospital outpatient facilities than in physician offices in the commercial market, according to a new study from the Employee Benefit Research...   Read More

Nearly 50% of brand medicine spending goes to the supply chain and others

By Holly Campbell  |    January 9, 2020
Nearly 50% of total spending on brand medicines – the sum of all payments made at the pharmacy or paid on a claim to a health care provider – went to the supply chain and other entities in 2018,...   Read More

New NHE data: Medicine prices declined, and hospitals were biggest driver of health care spending in 2018

By Holly Campbell  |    December 6, 2019
According to new data from the National Health Expenditures (NHE), retail medicine prices declined by 1% and retail medicine spending grew just 2.5% in 2018. To put that in context, hospital...   Read More

More evidence that medicine prices are growing at slowest rate in decades

By Holly Campbell  |    October 4, 2019
This week the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released yet another report showing that medicine prices are growing at the slowest rate in decades. The report, “Measuring...   Read More

The truth about the marketing and promotion of medicines

By Holly Campbell  |    October 3, 2019
Despite what critics say, the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry spends three times more on the research and development (R&D) of new treatments and cures than on the marketing and promotion of...   Read More

Survey shows out-of-pocket costs top health care concern for voters

By Holly Campbell  |    October 2, 2019
A recent national survey of 800 registered voters conducted by Public Opinion Strategies shows that health insurance premiums, deductibles and copays are the top health care concerns for...   Read More

Hospitals make 9 times more than physicians’ offices on provider-administered medicines

By Katie Koziara  |    September 10, 2019
A new study, conducted by the Partnership for Health Analytic Research (PHAR), found that hospitals retained 91% of the total profit on physician-administered medicines in the commercial market...   Read More

Fact Check: How hospitals continue to drive health care spending

By Nicole Longo  |    August 21, 2019
There is a lot of talk about health care costs in the United States that is mostly centered on prescription medicine spending, overlooking the largest share of U.S. health care spending – hospital...   Read More

Three things to know about the Part D GAO report

By Nicole Longo  |    August 16, 2019
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a new report looking at Medicare Part D and the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in the program. While the report provides a...   Read More

Four states adopt first-in-the-nation laws to protect patients from surprise insurer practices

By Nick McGee  |    July 15, 2019
West Virginia, Virginia, Arizona and Illinois recently became the first states in America to adopt patient-centered legislation to bring relief and more predictability to patients facing high...   Read More

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