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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- Evidence for Decision Making
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- Impact on Outcome & Spending
- Individual Treatment Effects & Personalized Access
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- Understanding Health Spending
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What’s In Your RWE Evaluation Toolbox?
Real-world evidence (RWE) – information collected from everyday health care experiences – is growing in availability, and many health care decision-makers are interested in understanding and using…
NPC’s Research Informs Policy Conversations
NPC's work was broadly featured in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy’s 12-part 25th anniversary series featuring “topics of significance” in managed care.
Building on NPC’s Commitment to Sound Health Policy Research and Evidence-based Dialogue
As the interim leader of NPC, Dr. Robert Dubois is focused on two priorities: continuing to leverage NPC's evidence-based research, partnerships, and education, and preparing for future policy…
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…
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,…
What's Really Behind Discrepancies in Coverage Decisions?
National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses research that uncovers the reasons for discrepancies in coverage decisions.
NPC Submits Comments on Cures 2.0
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) submitted comments in response to a public request for input on Cures 2.0, an “effort to modernize coverage and access to life-saving cures in the United…
AMCP Opens Comment Period for Updating Format for Manufacturer-Payor Communications
As part of its ongoing efforts to align with new federal guidance, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy released an updated draft of its Format for Formulary Submissions for public comment. Read more…
Integrating Data for Better Care Management
To accelerate the ability of care management programs to use data to combat rising health care costs, while ensuring patient access to innovative treatments that can improve outcomes, NPC sponsored…
Incorporating What Matters to Patients in Quality Measures: A Discussion With NPAF’s Dr. Balch
NPC spoke with Alan Balch, PhD, chief executive officer of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, to ask his thoughts about the impact of quality measures on patient care, particularly in the…
Catch Up on NPC’s Recent Research & Activities in Our 2012 Annual Report
During the past year, NPC continued to play a central role in informing the comparative effectiveness research conversation and improving understanding of this crucial aspect of health care reform.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022 for presentations and a student session and visit us at our exhibit booth.
Characterizing health plan evidence review practices: how often, how different, and how comprehensive?
All health care decisions should be evidence-based. Until now, it has been relatively unclear what goes into health plan evidence reviews. How frequently do health plans update their specialty drug…