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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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Will CER Stimulate or Depress Innovation in Healthcare?

With the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in the United States and growth in comparative effectiveness research (CER) worldwide, health care stakeholders are…

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…

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in the ACO Environment

Mark your calendars for October 16 from 2 pm-3pm ET and plan to participate in a special webinar about the role of pharmaceuticals in the accountable care organization (ACO) environment.

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…