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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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Getting to Know NPC’s Chief Science Officer

This month’s Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research includes a special interview with NPC’s chief science officer, Dr. Robert Dubois. In the interview with JCER, Dr. Dubois talks about how he…

Putting Patients First®: Paving a Path to Useful CER

How do patients, providers, and payers know whether health information is credible, accurate, useful or appropriate?Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has the potential to improve health…

NPC Comments on Appointment of AHRQ Director

National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) President Dan Leonard today released the following statement about the appointment of Richard Kronick, PhD, as the new director of the Agency for Healthcare…

Communicating Research Findings: Changes to FDAMA 114?

With his commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center Economist Dr. Peter Neumann re-sparked the debate about the type of information that pharmaceutical companies are…

Catch NPC Researchers Out and About: The When and Where

The researchers here at NPC have a busy, information-packed month ahead of them. They'll be speaking at various conferences about the use of real-world evidence, pharmaceuticals and bundled payments,…

NEJM Commentary Rekindles Debate on Communicating CER

A commentary published on July 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine is rekindling the debate about comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to…

Get to Know NPC’s New Fellow, Dr. Chuck Shih

The National Pharmaceutical Council has partnered with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services to create a post-doctoral, two-year fellowship that addresses the…

When Is Evidence Sufficient for Decision-Making?

National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, recently co-authored a special report in the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, "When is evidence sufficient…

NPC to Present Research at AcademyHealth, DIA Meetings

The National Pharmaceutical Council's research will be showcased next week during presentations at two conferences: the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Baltimore on June 23-25, and the Drug…

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Health Insurance Exchanges

As part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a series of state health insurance exchanges are being established across the United States. National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science…