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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

NHE Data: Medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016

By Holly Campbell  |    December 12, 2017
According to new data from the National Health Expenditures (NHE), retail medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent in 2015. To put that in context, total spending for...   Read More

4 things to know about the QuintilesIMS drivers of medicine spending in the U.S. report

By Holly Campbell  |    September 28, 2017
In case you missed it, a new analysis from QuintilesIMS, which draws on the Medicines Use and Spending in the U.S. — A Review of 2016 and Outlook to 2021 report and the Outlook for Global...   Read More

Why won’t the insurance industry tell the truth about medicine costs?

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    May 10, 2017
Discussions about the cost of medicines are important. We recognize that many patients are struggling to access the medicines they need, and we want to work with policymakers and other health care...   Read More

New analysis: More than half of patients’ out-of-pocket spending for brand medicines is based on full list price

By Holly Campbell  |    March 29, 2017
More than half of commercially insured patients’ out-of-pocket spending for brand medicines is based on full list prices, according to a new analysis from Amundsen Consulting, a division of...   Read More

New Survey: Patients’ share of health care costs continues to grow

By Allyson Funk  |    September 20, 2016
As we’ve highlighted before, a growing body of research continues to raise red flags about the implications of high cost sharing and patients’ ability to access affordable care – even if they have...   Read More

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