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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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…
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…
Empowering the Patient Voice in Value Assessment: Paving the Way for MCDA
The National Health Council (NHC) and National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) co-hosted a webinar that explored how multi-criteria decision-making analysis (MCDA) can be used in value assessment.
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…
Addressing Low-Value Care in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous economic impact that is being felt across our communities, businesses and the overall health care system. It has placed a larger spotlight on the challenges…
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,…
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…
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting For?
A study by NPC suggests that while value-based arrangements can be one of many tools that payers leverage to address rising costs, it is also important to recognize the strengths and limitations…
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…
Value Assessments Should Encompass More Than Just Medicines
NPC submitted comments to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review in response to its request for non-drug assessment topics, noting that value assessments should encompass more than just…
Concerns Raised About ICER’s Adapted Value Assessment Methods for High-Impact ‘Single and Short-term Therapies’
NPC outlines concerns with ICER's final adaptations to its value assessment framework for use when reviewing curative therapies.
NPC Analysis Compares, Contrasts 7 U.S. Value Assessment Frameworks
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released an analysis of seven U.S. value assessment frameworks, comparing and contrasting the strengths and limitations associated with each framework…
Are Value Assessment Frameworks Ready for Prime Time?
An analysis from NPC, published in Value in Health, examined efforts from three organizations actively conducting value assessments.
NPC in AJMC: Why We Need Multiple Measures of Cost-Effectiveness in the US
In an editorial for The American Journal of Managed Care, NPC Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President Dr. Robert Dubois explores the pitfalls of assigning only one organization the…
Rethinking Our Approach to Value Assessment to Ensure the Patient Voice is Heard
According to a panel at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Summit 2018 and summarized this week in Value in Health, even though value assessment frameworks…
NPC Outlines Ways to Make ICER’s Value Assessment Framework More Patient-Centered
NPC submitted comments to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) on ways to improve its value assessment framework and ensure that patient concerns are better addressed in treatment…