The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is a health policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.
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Join NPC at ISPOR 2022
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022 for presentations and a student session and visit us at our exhibit booth.
Health Spending Post-Pandemic: Looking for High Value Beyond the Headlines
NPC Chief Science Officer Dr. Sharon Phares takes a closer look at CMS' national health expenditure report and what their predictions mean for our health care system.
Drug Price Regulation Trade-offs: Real or Imagined?
NPC hosted a panel at AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference to explore the potential risks and unintended consequences of drug price regulation.
Women Leaders Are Making a Difference
In celebration of Women's History Month, NPC asked our women Board members to share their insights on the importance of having women in leadership and their advice to young leaders.
NPC Chair Shares His Outlook for an Energized Organization
In his first post as Board chair, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals' Dr. Steven Romano says NPC is in a strong position to lead health policy debates through new leadership, dedicated staff experts and an…
The Certainty of Uncertainty in Health Technology Assessment
A new Health Affairs Forefront article from Tufts CEVR examines the potential flaws in how health technology assessments identify and report on uncertainty.
NPC in RealClearPolicy: Price Setting Bill Is No Panacea for Patients
In a commentary for RealClearPolicy, NPC’s John M. O’Brien explains how the drug pricing deal in the Build Back Better Act could create harmful unintended consequences for patient health and the…
Drug Spending Mirrors Spending on Other Health Care Services
Spending on prescription drugs is not an anomaly but rather follows similar patterns as other health care services. Policy proposals that focus narrowly on constraining drug spending are disregarding…
A Healthier Country Means Lower Health Care Spending
The U.S. spends twice as much per person on health care compared to other wealthy countries. While higher U.S. health care prices play a role in this disparity, they are not the only cause. A new NPC…
Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the pressing need to address social determinants of health (SDOH). NPC's Dr. Dubois examines the gaps within the existing evidence base and how to improve…
What the Data Are Saying on Drug Pricing and Utilization
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses the IQVIA Institute’s new report and takes a closer look at the factors that are driving medication use and health care spending in the United States.
NPC’s New Leader: Merging Research and Data with Real-World Experience
NPC Board Chair Michael Ryan says John M. O’Brien’s arrival as the new president and CEO of NPC reinforces a vital role the biopharmaceutical industry can play in the ongoing debate about health care…
Walking the Walk: Taking Needed Steps to Reduce Low-Value Care
Three leading researchers detail steps to reduce low-value care in the latest edition of The American Journal of Managed Care. Their approach complements a similar effort, the Roadmap for Addressing…
Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Health Care System
NPC's new president and CEO outlines his commitment to working with all partners, across all sectors, to improve our health care system.
Health Budgets Should Cap Patient Harm
An NPC-RTI study provides guidance on quality metrics and practices that can help decision makers understand which budget cap features have the potential to lessen the impact on patient health and…
AMCP Partnership Forum: Preparing for and Managing Rare Diseases
Stakeholders met virtually for an AMCP Partnership Forum to discuss viable solutions to challenges facing people living with rare disorders, such as affordable and timely access to therapies,…
Considering the Future Impact of COVID on Health Spending
AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council hosted a salon examining the impact of the pandemic on health spending and resulting challenges to our health care system.
Digging Deeper Into Health Spending Data
NPC looks at AHIP's annual “Your Health Care Dollar” analysis, providing proper context and data behind the numbers.
Tackling the Real Drivers of Health Spending
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis examined 2018 health spending per capita in the United States compared to economically similar countries. The researchers found that outpatient and inpatient…
Why the Benefits of Medicines – Not Just Costs – Must Be a Part of the Conversation
NPC's Dr. Dubois discusses a Health Affairs article identifying public health efforts and pharmaceuticals as leading drivers impacting increased life expectancy in the U.S. between 1990 and 2015.