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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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ICYMI: Articles of Interest (February 2014)

It’s nearly impossible to stay on top of all the articles you need to read when thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles are published each month. Below are a handful of articles concerning…

How Can Big Data Improve Innovation and Health Care?

The use of “big data” is growing rapidly in health-related research, but how can it be leveraged to improve innovation and health care?Join experts from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),…

ACOs and Medication Management

Recent research has shown that many accountable care organizations (ACOs) have room for improvement, with a key finding being the potential value of expanding the role of pharmacists in the ACO…

ICYMI: CER Articles of Interest

With thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles published each month, it’s nearly impossible to stay on top of all the articles you need to read. That’s why we’ve highlighted a handful of articles…

PCORI to Study More Head-to-Head Comparisons in 2014

At a conference last week, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Executive Director Dr. Joe Selby announced plans to fund more comparative effectiveness research (CER) examining head…

Achieving Quality in ACOs: A Webinar & Infographic

As Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) gain traction among both private and public payers, so do expectations that these networks of health care providers will improve the quality of patient care…

#TBT: Pragmatic Clinical Trials

After deciding that we didn’t want to post embarrassing photos on Instagram, we opted instead to bring the “Throwback Thursday” concept to our blog. Starting today, on every other Thursday we’re…

AMCP 2013 Nexus: Addressing Critical Pharmacy Issues

Specialty pharmacy, health care reform, clinical breakthroughs and research in managed care are among the featured topics at the AMCP 2013 Nexus, a conference taking place at San Antonio’s Henry B…

Catch These Upcoming Events and Publications

September was a particularly busy month, featuring a variety of health care conferences, meetings, publications, and ongoing debates about the federal budget and implementation of the health care…

One Year Later: The FDA Safety and Innovation Act

We're pleased to share with you a guest post from Cynthia Bens, vice president, public policy, Alliance for Aging Research. It’s been a little over a year since President Obama signed the Food and…