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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- Alternative Payment Models
- Biopharmaceutical Innovation
- Bundled Payments
- Clinical Pathways
- Decision Frameworks
- (-) Elements of Value
- Evidence for Decision Making
- Formulary Development
- Good Practices for Evidence
- Health Care Quality Measures
- Health Spending
- Health Spend Management
- High-Deductible Health Plans
- Impact on Outcome & Spending
- Individual Treatment Effects & Personalized Access
- Low-Value Care
- (-) NPC News
- (-) Pandemic Response
- Patient Centered Formulary & Benefit Design
- Patient Cost Sharing
- Paying for Cures
- Policy & Regulatory Barriers
- Real-World Data
- Real-World Evidence
- Regulatory Barriers & Challenges
- Understanding Health Spending
- Utilization Management & Step Therapy
- Value-Based Contracts
- Value-Based Insurance Design
- (-) Value Assessment
- Value Assessment Frameworks
- Value Assessment Methods
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Medicaid Best Price Reforms Can Encourage Innovative Payment Arrangements for Chronic Therapies
This NPC study extends previous work analyzing reforms to CMS’ Medicaid Best Price reporting rules to encourage the uptake of value-based purchasing agreements for chronic disease treatments.
The latest Unsupported Price Increase Report from ICER lacks balance, uses flawed methods and may harm patients.
Stakeholder perception of pharmaceutical value: A multicriteria decision analysis pilot case study for value assessment in the United States
Study shows the impact of a more holistic approach to assessing value and how it can help address gaps within conventional value assessment.
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022 for presentations and a student session and visit us at our exhibit booth.
2021 Annual Report
In 2021, NPC conducted policy-relevant research and analysis to foster evidence-based health policy discussions and decision-making. Learn more in our Annual Report.
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.
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…
Value Assessment’s ‘Leaky Bucket’ Problem
In Health Affairs Forefront, NPC outlines the challenges in assessing the value of new treatments and proposes a framework and recommendations to ensure patient access to new therapies and continued…
National Pharmaceutical Council Appoints Dr. Sharon Phares as Chief Scientific Officer
NPC announced the appointment of Sharon Phares, PhD, MPH, as Chief Scientific Officer.
Making Our Health Care System More Supportive and Inclusive for Caregivers
NPC President and CEO John M. O'Brien writes about how we can better incorporate the needs of caregivers into our health care system and provide them the support they deserve.
Creating a Dialogue or Just Playing for Headlines? Third Time Isn’t the Charm for ICER’s Pricing Report
Selectively picking the data to arrive at a convenient narrative — like the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review does in its third drug pricing report — should not be mistaken for good research.
Mallinckrodt’s Steven Romano Elected National Pharmaceutical Council Board Chair
NPC announced Steven Romano, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, has been elected Chair of NPC’s Board of Directors for 2021-2022.
Chairman’s Blog: Five Questions Decision-Makers Should Be Asking About Health Technology Agencies
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan advises caution and careful consideration of the potential risks and tradeoffs for patients by using a centralized, government-run health technology agency …
NPC Commits to Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination
NPC joined a group of 14 health care organizations in and around Washington, D.C., in issuing a joint statement making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of returning to work in their respective…
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…
Celebrating the Use of Medicines in Keeping People Healthy
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses how prescription medicines and the pharmacists who provided them helped people stay healthy at home during the pandemic.
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.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real-World Health Data and Research
This white paper provides key health care stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, payers and regulators, with a broad view of how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted real-world data (RWD…