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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…
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 President’s victory lap on the success of price controls is premature
In a commentary published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, NPC's John M. O’Brien discusses the potential effects of new price controls and what the future holds for Medicare.
Innovating to Help Patients with Rare Diseases
One out of every 10 Americans live with a rare disease. Rare Disease Day serves as a reminder of their many needs and challenges and the work that researchers, clinicians, and our member companies do…
The latest Unsupported Price Increase Report from ICER lacks balance, uses flawed methods and may harm patients.
Good Health Policy Requires High-Quality Evidence
In health policy debates, honest, realistic and evidence-based discussions are foundational.
An Oversimplified Drug Price Policy That Misses the Point
Drug price controls have a range of downstream consequences for the biopharmaceutical market and, more importantly, for patients.
The Impact of Price Regulation on Innovation: What the Research Shows
Potential drug price controls have a range of downstream consequences for the biopharmaceutical market and, more importantly, for patients.
NPC’s John O’Brien Discusses March-in, Co-pays, and Patient Access
On a recent episode of VITAL HEALTH podcast, John M. O’Brien discusses the health care ecosystem and the importance of fostering biopharmaceutical innovation and improving patient access.
Continuing Innovation for Rare Conditions Under the Orphan Drug Act
The Orphan Drug Act has served as a catalyst for the development of many innovative therapies to treat rare diseases. Without the appropriate incentives to develop therapies for rare or ultra-rare…
What If Groundbreaking Medicines Never Existed?
New research from estimates what health gains might have been lost without the introduction of influential innovations for six serious diseases.
What Might Have Happened: The Impact of Interrupting Entry of Innovative Drugs on Disease Outcomes in the United States
A new NPC study shows how major drug innovations significantly improved patient health outcomes for six diseases with substantial mortality or morbidity.
How Reforms Can Enable Payment Innovation That Drives Value
This NPC study models the effects of recent and proposed payment reforms related to CMS' best price reporting rules and sheds light on which approaches may encourage the adoption of value-based…
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…
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.
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 …
At the Heart of It: How Innovation Drives Improved Patient Outcomes
In honor of World Heart Day, NPC looks at how innovative medical interventions have vastly improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.