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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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Challenges with CER Uptake in Clinical Practice

The goal of comparative effectiveness research (CER) is to improve health care decision making by patients and providers. Given the expected influx of CER in coming years via public and private…

Individual Treatment Effects: From Research to Action

During the next few years, a substantial number of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies will examine a treatment’s effect on the average population, which may not apply to everyone. That…

Research Methods 101: Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Earlier this month we wrote about randomized controlled trials and observational studies and the pros and cons of each for answering research questions. According to Dr. Marc Berger, executive vice…

Research Methods 101: Randomized Controlled Trials

Later this month, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be releasing a draft of its methodology report, which will set the groundwork for the standards and types of research…

Why Research Methods Matter

You’ve heard the phrase "garbage in, garbage out." The same adage holds true for research: use garbage methods, and you’ll have garbage results. And with the billions of dollars in public and private…