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Innovation Matters: Changing Lives for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
In this video from NPC’s Innovation Matters series, cystic fibrosis patient advocate Katherine Fielding discusses how the invention of modulator therapies has changed her life and how more innovation…
Innovation Matters: Revolutionary Changes for Arthritis Patients
Anna Hyde, vice president of advocacy and access for the Arthritis Foundation, discusses how biopharmaceutical innovation has advanced the health of people living with arthritis.
Innovation Matters: The Evolution of Cancer Therapies
In this video from NPC’s Innovation Matters series, Dr. Peter Emtage describes the evolution of cancer therapies and the importance of ensuring patient access to these medicines.
Innovation Matters: The Unintended Consequences of Drug Pricing Regulation
In NPC’s Innovation Matters video series, hear from patient advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders about the potential unintended consequences for patient health if drug pricing policies harm…
Innovation Matters: Building a Healthier World
In NPC’s new Innovation Matters video series, patient advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders talk about the importance of biopharmaceutical innovation for patient health.
What Might Have Happened: The Impact of Interrupting Entry of Innovative Drugs on Disease Outcomes in the United States
A new NPC study shows how major drug innovations significantly improved patient health outcomes for six diseases with substantial mortality or morbidity.
Stakeholders Find Step Therapy Should Be Evidence-Based, Flexible and Transparent: Assessing Appropriateness Using a Consensus Approach
Stakeholders disagree on when step therapy is appropriate, but agree on a set of criteria about how to develop, implement, communicate, safeguard and evaluate step therapy protocols.
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?
This NPC study explored the use of value-based arrangements as a mechanism for cost containment in the United States, noting the strengths and limitations of these tools.
Little Consistency in Evidence Cited by Commercial Health Plans for Specialty Drug Coverage
Evidence cited by payers in coverage decisions for specialty medicines varies significantly, with health plans only citing the same study in 15% of health plan coverage policies for a given drug and…
Are Payers Ready to Address the Financial Challenges Associated with Gene Therapy?
NPC and the Analysis Group conducted market research to explore payer views of the potential roles that existing and new alternative payment approaches could play in managing the financial risk and…
Peer-reviewed Journal Editors' Views on Real-world Evidence
A study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care reveals that real-world evidence is considered valuable by the editors of peer-reviewed journals—if it meets…
Does a One-Size-Fits-All Cost-Sharing Approach Incentivize Appropriate Medication Use? A Roundtable on the Fairness and Ethics Associated with Variable Cost Sharing
A study convened an expert roundtable of patient, payer, and employer representatives to review four case studies to understand when it would be more (or less) acceptable to require patients with the…
Got CER? Educating Pharmacists for Practice in the Future: New Tools for New Challenges
This study provides an early evaluation of the CER Collaborative's training program's impact on learners’ self-reported abilities to evaluate and incorporate comparative effectiveness research…
Designing Successful Bundled Payment Initiatives
The National Pharmaceutical Council led a study that identified three principles intended to maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative consequences of bundled payments.
2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making
NPC's sixth annual survey of stakeholder views on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the environment for health care decision-making found that stakeholders continue to have a high…
Using an Electronic Medication Refill System to Improve Provider Productivity in an Accountable Care Setting
This case study highlights the critical components of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group's electronic medication refill system that allows for a centralized team to manage all incoming prescription…
Developing Evidence that is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue
A study published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a framework developed by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and AcademyHealth that could help…
Translating Comparative Effectiveness Research into Medicaid Payment Policy: Views from Medical and Pharmacy Directors
NPC supported a survey of Medicaid medical and pharmacy directors to better understand how policy makers in the state Medicaid programs view comparative effectiveness research (CER) and how they use…