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Value Assessment’s ‘Leaky Bucket’ Problem
In Health Affairs Forefront, NPC outlines the challenges in assessing the value of new treatments and proposes a framework and recommendations to ensure patient access to new therapies and continued…
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
Celebrating the Use of Medicines in Keeping People Healthy
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses how prescription medicines and the pharmacists who provided them helped people stay healthy at home during the pandemic.
Chairman’s Blog: Let Data and Research Guide the Pricing and Access Policy Debate
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan reflects on the biopharmaceutical industry's role in solving global health challenges and how to address misunderstandings about what it takes to bring…
A Perfect Storm: How the Public and Private Sectors Came Together to Save the World From COVID
Health care policy experts gathered for a panel discussion, “If the NIH Funds the Research, Should There Be a 'Government Discount?” focused on key questions regarding government funding for research…
Forging a Path Toward a More Stable and Patient-Centric Health System in 2021
In his commentary for Chain Drug Review, NPC Interim President and CEO Dr. Robert Dubois explores the steps we can take to improve our current health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A Way to Put Patient Concerns Front and Center in Value Assessment?
NHC and NPC released a white paper outlining multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), an approach to value assessment that may more holistically address patients’ concerns, experiences and treatment…
It’s Time to Talk About COVID-19 Prices: Webinar Recap
A summary with video clips from the robust discussion about the societal value and pricing of potential COVID-19 treatments and incentives for current and post-pandemic medical innovation.
Ensuring Care for Vulnerable Populations
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the persistence of barriers that hamper access to health care for many, especially those in vulnerable…
Sustainable Solutions for Patients’ Sake
Blasine Penkowski, Chair of NPC's Board of Directors, proposes some guiding principles on how we can move toward a post-COVID world and build a more resilient system where patients have the care they…
Ready, Fire, Aim: How Not to Approach COVID Pricing Discussions
NPC raises concerns about various approaches to considering pricing for COVID-19 treatments.
Evolution of the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The ongoing development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 is raising hopes as the world awaits the return to a normal way of life. But as seen in the past decades in the fight against cancer,…
NPC in Health Affairs: It's Time to Talk COVID-19 Treatment Prices
In an article on the Health Affairs Blog, National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Dr. Robert Dubois considers questions about COVID-19 treatments and prices and lays out a roadmap to…
Will the Pandemic Provide the Push for Positive Change?
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard considers the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our health care system, as well as whether we’ll see continued innovation in how we access, administer and pay for…
Valuing Innovation in the Current and Post-Pandemic World
Biopharmaceutical industry experts gathered for a panel discussion at the eyeforpharma Virtual Conference to explore how the value of innovation, productivity and preparedness might change as a…
New National Alliance Report Encourages Inclusion of Employer-Relevant Elements in Value Assessment
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions' report evaluated existing value frameworks and offers insights on the relationship between value assessment tools and the employer…
In Social Distancing, Finding Closeness in Community
In a video, National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses social distancing and the importance of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Conversation About Cystic Fibrosis, Caregiving and Innovation
Lisa Yourman, the mother of two adult children living with cystic fibrosis and the Coalition Chair for Action CF, discusses how advances in medicine and technology are making a difference for her…
QALY Remains a Challenge, Societal Perspective Presents an Opportunity With ICER’s 2020 Value Assessment Framework
NPC evaluates the extent to which ICER's 2020-2023 value assessment framework addresses needed changes.
Women Matter in Value Assessments
Sarah Wells Kocsis explains why the Society for Women's Health Research is calling on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to ensure its value frameworks and assessments “reflect factors…