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The President’s victory lap on the success of price controls is premature
In a commentary published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, NPC's John M. O’Brien discusses the potential effects of new price controls and what the future holds for Medicare.
Innovating to Help Patients with Rare Diseases
One out of every 10 Americans live with a rare disease. Rare Disease Day serves as a reminder of their many needs and challenges and the work that researchers, clinicians, and our member companies do…
In 2023, Decision Makers Should Dig into Data About Our Drug Pricing System
In Chain Drug Review, NPC's John O'Brien discusses how 2023 brings renewed imperative to root health policy decisions in evidence.
Shared Decision-Making Makes Sense for Patients and the Bottom Line
If shared decision-making is good for patients, is it good for the bottom line as well? A new study from NPC and Real Chemistry sheds light.
Good Health Policy Requires High-Quality Evidence
In health policy debates, honest, realistic and evidence-based discussions are foundational.
An Oversimplified Drug Price Policy That Misses the Point
Drug price controls have a range of downstream consequences for the biopharmaceutical market and, more importantly, for patients.
The Impact of Price Regulation on Innovation: What the Research Shows
Potential drug price controls have a range of downstream consequences for the biopharmaceutical market and, more importantly, for patients.
Predictors of Adherence to Oral Anticancer Medications: The Impact of Out-of-Pocket Costs
Biopharmaceutical innovation has led to an increase in the availability of oral anticancer medications (OAMs), but research shows that almost half of patients on OAMs do not take their medications as…
NPC’s John O’Brien Discusses March-in, Co-pays, and Patient Access
On a recent episode of VITAL HEALTH podcast, John M. O’Brien discusses the health care ecosystem and the importance of fostering biopharmaceutical innovation and improving patient access.
Bringing the Patient Voice Into Benefit Design
Diverse populations have diverse needs, and that's why NPC Chairman Steven Romano says benefit design and coverage policies should start with the patient in mind.
Commentary: "New York Times Piece on Drug Market Ignores the Data (and Reality)"
NPC's President and CEO John M. O'Brien addresses research using politically expedient shortcuts and the consequences on policy...and patients.
Wage and Its Impact on Access and Adherence to Specialty Medications
Research found that lower-wage employees faced higher out-of-pocket costs, were less likely to use specialty medicines than higher-income workers and relied more regularly on emergency room care.
NPC Creates Guiding Principles for Designing and Evaluating Health Care Spending Research and Policies
NPC has developed principles to help evaluate health spending research.
New Moves to Shine More Light Into an Opaque Drug Pricing System
In his latest column for Chain Drug Review, NPC President and CEO John M. O’Brien points to the need for greater transparency in the pharmacy benefit manager-led rebate 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.
NPC’s John O’Brien Discusses The Myth of Average on AiArthritis Voices 360 Talk Show
On a recent episode of AiArthritis Voices 360 Podcast, John M. O’Brien discusses NPC’s research on the importance of fostering biopharmaceutical innovation and improving patient access to the right…
Continuing Innovation for Rare Conditions Under the Orphan Drug Act
The Orphan Drug Act has served as a catalyst for the development of many innovative therapies to treat rare diseases. Without the appropriate incentives to develop therapies for rare or ultra-rare…
Addressing the Needs of People Living With Autoimmune Disorders: A Conversation With Molly Murray
NPC had the opportunity to speak with Molly Murray, president and CEO of the Autoimmune Association, to learn more about the importance of understanding how individual patient differences affect the…
What If Groundbreaking Medicines Never Existed?
New research from estimates what health gains might have been lost without the introduction of influential innovations for six serious diseases.
Why Patients Are Paying More at the Pharmacy Counter in Early 2022 - And What We Can Do to Fix It
NPC Immediate Past Board Chair Mike Ryan and CSO Sharon Phares explore policy solutions to ensure patients can have predictable and affordable out-of-pocket costs for medicines.