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Join NPC at ISPOR 2022
Join NPC at ISPOR 2022 for presentations and a student session and visit us at our exhibit booth.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Building on NPC’s Commitment to Sound Health Policy Research and Evidence-based Dialogue
As the interim leader of NPC, Dr. Robert Dubois is focused on two priorities: continuing to leverage NPC's evidence-based research, partnerships, and education, and preparing for future policy…
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?
This NPC study explored the use of value-based arrangements as a mechanism for cost containment in the United States, noting the strengths and limitations of these tools.
Key Takeaways From an ISPOR Panel on Creative Financing Proposals
An expert panel was convened at the ISPOR 2019 annual meeting to discuss the need for novel payment approaches to address the challenges that accompany transformative therapies.
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Creative Financing for Innovative, Curative Therapies
States are getting creative about how they can meet the health care needs of their citizens, especially when it comes to curative treatments for conditions with a high rate of prevalence. More…
Symposium: Able to Cure, Able to Pay — Closing the Widening Gap
In Louisiana, significant prevalence of hepatitis C cases and high treatment costs has led the state to turn to an innovative idea – using a Netflix-style subscription model to pay for curative…
National Pharmaceutical Council 2018 Annual Report
2018 marked NPC’s 65th anniversary as a leader in health research and policy.
NPC in STAT: Paying for Curative Therapies: Our Challenges in Addressing Medicine’s Solutions
In a commentary published in STAT, National Pharmaceutical Council Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, outlines some creative thinking behind how we could…
Are Payers Ready to Address the Financial Challenges Associated with Gene Therapy?
NPC and the Analysis Group conducted market research to explore payer views of the potential roles that existing and new alternative payment approaches could play in managing the financial risk and…
Designing Successful Bundled Payment Initiatives
The National Pharmaceutical Council led a study that identified three principles intended to maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative consequences of bundled payments.
Catch Up on NPC’s Recent Research & Activities in Our 2012 Annual Report
During the past year, NPC continued to play a central role in informing the comparative effectiveness research conversation and improving understanding of this crucial aspect of health care reform.