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.
- Accountable Care Organizations
- 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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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.
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…
How the Myth of Average Persists in Health Benefits
People are different and their health needs vary. Though differences among patients are common, these differences aren’t always considered in treatment and coverage decisions.
The Myth of Average: Why Individual Patient Differences Matter
NPC's "The Myth of Average" explores how patients, health care providers, insurers, and other decision-makers can better consider individual patient differences when navigating the complexities of…
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.
NPC in Health Affairs: Payment Innovation Not Keeping Up
In a Health Affairs Blog article, NPC and MIT researchers outline how a new rule from CMS may fall short of what is needed to improve patient access to durable cell and gene therapies that target…
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.
Walking the Walk: Taking Needed Steps to Reduce Low-Value Care
Three leading researchers detail steps to reduce low-value care in the latest edition of The American Journal of Managed Care. Their approach complements a similar effort, the Roadmap for Addressing…
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…
Chairman’s Blog: Let Data and Research Guide the Pricing and Access Policy Debate
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan reflects on the biopharmaceutical industry's role in solving global health challenges and how to address misunderstandings about what it takes to bring…
A Perfect Storm: How the Public and Private Sectors Came Together to Save the World From COVID
Health care policy experts gathered for a panel discussion, “If the NIH Funds the Research, Should There Be a 'Government Discount?” focused on key questions regarding government funding for research…
Forging a Path Toward a More Stable and Patient-Centric Health System in 2021
In his commentary for Chain Drug Review, NPC Interim President and CEO Dr. Robert Dubois explores the steps we can take to improve our current health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s Time to Talk About COVID-19 Prices: Webinar Recap
A summary with video clips from the robust discussion about the societal value and pricing of potential COVID-19 treatments and incentives for current and post-pandemic medical innovation.
Ensuring Care for Vulnerable Populations
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the persistence of barriers that hamper access to health care for many, especially those in vulnerable…
Addressing Low-Value Care in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous economic impact that is being felt across our communities, businesses and the overall health care system. It has placed a larger spotlight on the challenges…
A Path of Her Own: Salama Freed, 2020-22 NPC/Duke-Margolis Health Policy Fellow
Salama Freed, PhD, has always wanted to learn about the inner-world of health policy – who shapes it, what drives it and how it gets done. She believes that her path to this experience is through the…
Webinar: It's Time to Talk About COVID-19 Prices
This 2020 webinar brought together experts to discuss pricing, the pandemic and providing incentives to encourage continued innovation.
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…
Ready, Fire, Aim: How Not to Approach COVID Pricing Discussions
NPC raises concerns about various approaches to considering pricing for COVID-19 treatments.