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E.V.I.dently September 2014

Message From NPCPatient Access to Medicines: A Growing ChallengeFor health care consumers, the rationale for why some medicines are covered by their...
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E.V.I.dently August 2014

NPC MessageHealth and Productivity Go Hand in HandClosely tied to the productivity and prosperity of our nation is the health and safety of its...
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E.V.I.dently July 2014

NPC MessageWhen & How Health Decision-Makers Should Consider Individual Patient DifferencesBy Jennifer S. Graff, PharmD, NPC Director of...
YouTube Videos

Differences in Global Health Technology Assessment

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, describes how health technology assessment (HTA) informs policy and...
Press Release

NPC Annual Stakeholder Survey: Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Important, But Impact on Health Care Decision-Making Is Still on the Horizon

(Washington, DC, May 19, 2014)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism for the use of comparative effectiveness research...
Press Release

NPC, UMD Study: Factors That Cause Different Treatment Responses Are Not Well Understood or Studied

Washington, DC, November 4, 2013—Although researchers and health care providers widely recognize that individuals with stage IV prostate cancer react...
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council Statement on Appointment of PCORI Board Chair

Washington, DC, September 19, 2013—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released the following statement regarding the Government...
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council Studies New Formulary Decision-Making Tool

Washington, DC, August 19, 2013—A National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) study published in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmacy and Therapeutics...
Commentary and Testimony Page

The State of CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making

This month, NPC released its third annual survey on stakeholders’ views on comparative effectiveness research (CER), “The State of Comparative...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Keeping Our Eye on the CER Ball

Until the cherry blossoms begin to bloom later next month, most of the water cooler conversations in Washington will focus on the federal budget....
Commentary and Testimony Page

Living Up to Its Name? The Role of Patient-Centered Research

Anyone who has ever received bad news from his or her health care provider or held a loved one’s hand when a diagnosis was delivered can understand...
Commentary and Testimony Page

The Risks of Standardized Health Care

Think about the last time you visited a medical office. Even at a specialist’s office, chances are that each person waiting for his or her name to be...
YouTube Videos

Incorporating Patient Views Into Health Technology Assessments

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, explains that many health technology assessments are incorporating...
YouTube Videos

Health Technology Assessments and Specialty Medications

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, says that there are often challenges in conducting health technology...
YouTube Videos

Differences in Global Health Technology Assessment

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, describes how health technology assessment (HTA) informs policy and...
YouTube Videos

Understanding Health Technology Assessments

Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, discusses how to recognize...
Blog Post

Dr. Dubois to Lead Discussions on Rapid Learning Health Care Systems and Need for New Evidence @ AcademyHealth’s EDM Forum & Annual Research Meeting

With more physicians utilizing electronic health records (EHRs), the United States’ evidence base is rapidly growing. EHRs and their related data...
Blog Post

What Stakeholders Think About CER & Other Questions You Might Have Missed

We had a lively conversation on May 19 during our webinar, “Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Decision-making.” You can...
Blog Post

NPC Webinar to Examine the State of Comparative Effectiveness Research & Health Care Decision-Making

Which organizations are considered key players in funding, monitoring, and developing standards for comparative effectiveness research (CER)? Do...
Blog Post

#TBT: Making Informed Decisions: What Kinds of Studies Will PCORnet Undertake?

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...

Research

The Emerging Relevance of Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect in Clinical Care: A Study Using Stage IV Prostate Cancer as a Model

Although researchers and health care providers widely recognize that individuals with stage IV...

When Is Evidence Sufficient for Decision-Making?

This study outlines influential factors that impact how quickly new medical evidence is adopted and...

2013 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

NPC's 2013 survey shows that health care stakeholders have growing expectations for the use of...
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Commentary & Testimony