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PhRMA submission to HHS on blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs

By Holly Campbell  |    July 16, 2018
Today, PhRMA submitted comprehensive comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request for information (RFI), HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs....   Read More

Pass-through rebates do not violate non-interference clause but they do increase savings for seniors

By Jim C. Stansel  |    July 2, 2018
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has successfully provided seniors with comprehensive prescription drug coverage. Key to its success is a unique, market-based structure of private-sector...   Read More

Medicare Part D cliff ahead

By Juliet Johnson  |    June 21, 2018
Medicare Part D has been providing seniors with access to prescription drug coverage that meets their needs for more than a decade. Today, more than 42 million people are enrolled in Part D and 90...   Read More

Part D cliff looms for seniors, as program stability could be in jeopardy

By Juliet Johnson  |    June 18, 2018
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has successfully provided seniors comprehensive prescription drug coverage that meets their needs, while its market-based structure has kept overall program...   Read More

New “Let’s Talk About Medicare” campaign focuses on solutions to improve affordability and predictability for seniors in Part D

By Juliet Johnson  |    May 9, 2018
Today, we are launching the “Let’s Talk About Medicare” advertising campaign focused on solutions to improve affordability and predictability for seniors in Medicare Part D. Similar to how the “...   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

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

Medicare Monday: Helping beneficiaries access vaccines

By Nicole Longo  |    December 18, 2017
Last month, we released a State of Vaccines report, as well as an update to our Medicines in Development for Vaccines report, which shared exciting information about the 264 vaccines currently in...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Same bad ideas continue to threaten Part D and beneficiary access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    November 13, 2017
Perhaps the biggest fact that is often overlooked about Part D is that there is already significant price negotiation in the program. Thanks to Part D’s competitive structure, large purchasers...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Open enrollment is here again

By Nicole Longo  |    October 16, 2017
It’s that time of year again: Medicare open enrollment! As of Sunday, October 15, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage options and select their...   Read More

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