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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

How the rebate rule would help reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs

By Tom Wilbur  |    June 3, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed a rule that would encourage using discounts negotiated between biopharmaceutical manufacturers and Part D plans to reduce patients’...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: OIG proposed rule to reform the rebate system could improve adherence

By Guest Contributor  |    May 15, 2019
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we are pleased to share a blog post from Leah L. Zullig, PhD.   Read More

Six policy solutions to help patients afford their insulin

By Holly Campbell  |    April 9, 2019
Updated on 08/12/2019 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...   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

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

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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