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340B continues to drive shift in site of care for physician-administered medicines to more expensive hospital settings

By Nicole Longo  |    April 5, 2019
Is 340B benefiting the vulnerable, uninsured patients it was designed to help? Evidence continues to show otherwise. An updated analysis from Berkeley Research Group (BRG) is the latest to build...   Read More

Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index model threatens patient access

By Nicole Longo  |    March 29, 2019
Since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) model late last year, there have been a number of inaccurate claims floating around...   Read More

New analysis finds Average Sales Price system has led to significant cost savings for Medicare and seniors

By Nicole Longo  |    March 7, 2019
When Congress created the Medicare Part D program as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), it also implemented changes to Part B to make it market based with the creation of the...   Read More

New “Prescription for Medicare” campaign focuses on impacts of wrong and right solutions for Medicare

By Juliet Johnson  |    March 6, 2019
Today, we are launching the “Prescription for Medicare” campaign which focuses on ensuring that changes made to Medicare are the right prescription for seniors. There’s a lot of talk in Washington...   Read More

In survey, PhRMA member companies highlight impact of IPI on R&D

By Katie Verb  |    February 5, 2019
One of the biggest myths regarding the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it will have little to no effect on biomedical research and development (R&D)....   Read More

ICYMI: New study reinforces dangers of proposed IPI model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 15, 2019
Stakeholder after stakeholder has raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model would put patient access to medicines in...   Read More

PhRMA comments to administration on International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 3, 2019
As 2018 came to a close, PhRMA submitted comments on the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model for Medicare Part B medicines. The comments highlighted concerns and...   Read More

10 things you should know about medicine spending and costs

By Holly Campbell  |    January 2, 2019
Updated on 03/07/2019 Discussions about costs are important. Too often patients struggle to afford the medicines they need. Our industry is committed to working with policymakers on solutions that...   Read More

ICYMI: WSJ and NYT highlight concerns with Part B International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    December 19, 2018
Medicare Part B is a market-based system that has enabled millions of seniors and patients with disabilities to access needed medicines. Reimbursement for medicines in Part B is based on the ...   Read More

Groups sound the alarm on administration’s new Part B proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    November 14, 2018
Last month, the Administration announced a dangerous new proposal, the International Pricing Index Model, that would upend the delivery of Medicare Part B medicines. As PhRMA President and CEO...   Read More

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