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NPC Comments on CMS Information Collection Request for Negotiation Data Elements
NPC's comments offer input on the agency's latest efforts to implement the drug price-setting provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act through the design of a data collection process.
NPC Comments on CMS Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program
NPC's comments highlight concerns about the agency's guidance regarding the implementation of Medicare Drug Price Negotiation and the potential for unintended consequences, including less…
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey from NPC and Xcenda found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
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…
NPC Weighs in on NQF’s Draft Report on Patient-Reported Outcomes
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) submitted comments to the National Quality Forum (NQF) regarding the Patient-Reported Outcomes: Best Practices on Selection and Data Collection draft report…
Sustainable Solutions for Patients’ Sake
Blasine Penkowski, Chair of NPC's Board of Directors, proposes some guiding principles on how we can move toward a post-COVID world and build a more resilient system where patients have the care they…
NPC Statement on Racial, Social Injustices and Health Disparities
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put a spotlight on the racial and social injustices that are unfortunately pervasive in the United States. The COVID-19…
How Do We Place a Value on Indirect Treatment Benefits Like Quality of Life?
A study from NPC and RTI Health Solutions evaluated how institutional barriers prevent the inclusion of broader individual and societal benefits associated with new health care innovations from being…
NPC Weighs in on CMS Oncology Care First Model
NPC submitted comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation informal request for information on the Oncology Care First Model.
NPC and PQA Call for Research Proposals on Barriers to Medication Access
The National Pharmaceutical Council and (NPC) and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) announced a new funding opportunity, aimed at supporting research to identify systemic approaches for lowering…
FDA’s Real-World Data and Evidence Framework Is a Good Step Forward
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released its framework for evaluating the potential use of real-world evidence (RWE) to help support the approval of a new indication for a pre-approved…
Real-World Data in the Current Health Care Environment
In this guest blog post, Dr. Eberechukwu Onukwugha of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research explores the value of real-world data.
NPC at ISPOR 2018: Gathering and Curating Real-World Data
The use and importance of real-world evidence (RWE) in clinical decision-making has been frequently cited by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, so it’s not surprising…
Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Value Pricing for Prescription Drugs
Paying for prescription medicines based on their value to patients is increasingly seen as a promising technique to combat rising medication costs. But while other parts of the health care sector are…
How Can We Address Barriers to Accessing Needed Care?
In the latest issue of the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, NPC's Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, outlines some of the challenges consumers are facing with high-deductible health…
Health Plan Use of Patient Data: From the Routine to the Transformational
As the abundance and variety of patient data elements and sources continue to grow, health plans seek opportunities to deepen insights from multiple sources of patient data to shape care delivery,…
Data, Data Everywhere, But Access Remains a Big Issue for Researchers
This study captures the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers. These limitations can make it harder to conduct high…
Why Is Broader Access to Publicly Funded Data Important?
This infographic illustrates the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers.