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Six policy solutions to help patients afford their insulin

By Holly Campbell  |    April 9, 2019
Dramatic improvements in how we treat diabetes have transformed the lives of patients, but too many struggle to afford their insulin and other medicines at the pharmacy counter. Due to...   Read More

PhRMA comments on OIG proposed rule to reform the rebate system

By Holly Campbell  |    April 8, 2019
Today, PhRMA submitted comments on the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposed rule, “Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving...   Read More

Five key facts about the market for insulins

By Holly Campbell  |    April 1, 2019
A century ago, patients were treated with animal insulins. Today, biopharmaceutical companies produce insulins that operate at the molecular level, more closely resembling insulin released...   Read More

OIG proposed rule could help strengthen the Part D market

By Holly Campbell  |    March 28, 2019
Patients should share in the $166B in rebates and discounts biopharmaceutical companies pay to insurance companies, the government, pharmacy benefit managers and other entities in the supply chain...   Read More

Rebate rule would help ensure seniors with diabetes don’t pay more for their medicine than their insurer

By Holly Campbell  |    March 25, 2019
Misaligned incentives in Medicare Part D are increasing costs for seniors with diabetes. While insurers negotiate larger and larger rebates with biopharmaceutical companies each year, seniors...   Read More

The PBM story you haven’t heard: Hidden fees quadrupled in two years

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    March 20, 2019
In the ongoing conversation around the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the supply chain, a new report further illuminates incentives that tie PBM revenue to higher list prices for...   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

New data show how sharing negotiated discounts could save certain patients hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy counter

By Tiffany Haverly  |    February 25, 2019
Updated 3/5/2019 Ensuring patients receive already negotiated savings on their medicines could save certain patients across seven states up to $2,360 a year, according to new analyses from Milliman   Read More

What you need to know about the new NHE health spending projections

By Holly Campbell  |    February 22, 2019
This week, National Health Expenditure (NHE) data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projected retail medicine spending grew 3.3 percent in 2018. Each year, CMS...   Read More

Guest post: Copay accumulator adjustment programs lead to four times higher treatment discontinuation for patients with high deductibles

By Guest Contributor  |    February 21, 2019
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

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