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Patients pay the price when hospitals mark up cancer medicines

By Joe Vandigo  |    April 5, 2018
Two studies released last month reveal how hospitals across the country mark up the price of medicines and deliver a growing share of provider-administered medicines, resulting in higher costs...   Read More

Advance price notification: A transparency measure that fails patients

By Saumil Pandya and Emily Donaldson  |    March 29, 2018
Most transparency reforms aim to correct perceived misaligned incentives in the biopharmaceutical marketplace. However, many efforts to mandate information flow in the private market have serious...   Read More

New Let’s Talk About Cost ads highlight how copay accumulator programs could leave patients financially exposed

By Holly Campbell  |    March 27, 2018
Today, as part of the Let’s Talk About Cost campaign, PhRMA unveiled new advertisements highlighting how the use of copay accumulator programs by insurance companies and other middlemen could...   Read More

ICYMI: Research shows promise of innovative payment arrangements in reducing costs, improving access

By Joe Vandigo  |    March 15, 2018
To address rising health care costs and help patients better access new medicines, biopharmaceutical companies are sharing financial risk with payers through new payment arrangements, like...   Read More

ICYMI – Two PBM reports show dramatic slowdown in medicine spending growth

By Holly Campbell  |    March 2, 2018
Newly released pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) data show medicine spending is growing at the slowest rate in years. After accounting for discounts and rebates negotiated with biopharmaceutical...   Read More

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

PhRMA urges CMS to share the savings with seniors

By Juliet Johnson  |    January 17, 2018
Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on sharing a portion of manufacturer rebates directly with...   Read More

Clarity around anti-kickback statute needed to promote innovative payment arrangements

By Michelle Drozd  |    January 10, 2018
You may have recently read about how biopharmaceutical companies and insurers are working together to implement new approaches to paying for medicines, including through results-based contracts...   Read More

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