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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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…
In 2023, Decision Makers Should Dig into Data About Our Drug Pricing System
In Chain Drug Review, NPC's John O'Brien discusses how 2023 brings renewed imperative to root health policy decisions in evidence.
Shared Decision-Making Makes Sense for Patients and the Bottom Line
If shared decision-making is good for patients, is it good for the bottom line as well? A new study from NPC and Real Chemistry sheds light.
Impact of Shared Decision-Making and Patient Decision Aids on Health Care Cost and Utilization in the US: A Systematic Review
Shared decision-making and patient decision aids may reduce costs or improve utilization but not consistently across settings and diseases, according to a new systemic literature review by…
Good Health Policy Requires High-Quality Evidence
In health policy debates, honest, realistic and evidence-based discussions are foundational.
Characterizing Health Plan Evidence Review Practices
The study finds that some plans updated the evidence in their coverage policies for specialty medicines more often than others, and the type of evidence plans cited in their coverage policies…
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.
Health Care Spending Effectiveness: Estimates Suggest that Spending Improved U.S. Health from 1996 to 2016
This research assessed the effectiveness of U.S. health care spending by comparing changes in health outcomes and found that, overall, innovations in health care are creating more cost-effective care…
Commentary: "New York Times Piece on Drug Market Ignores the Data (and Reality)"
NPC's President and CEO John M. O'Brien addresses research using politically expedient shortcuts and the consequences on policy...and patients.
NPC Comments on the Medicare Program's Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems
NPC's comments to CMS focus on recent proposals related to the transition to National Drug Codes for New Technology Add-on Payments and recommendations regarding payment mechanisms to improve access…
Health Care Spending Guiding Principles
NPC established a set of principles to assess health care spending estimates and policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.
NPC Creates Guiding Principles for Designing and Evaluating Health Care Spending Research and Policies
NPC has developed principles to help evaluate health spending research.
Case Study: Using Health Care Spending Guiding Principles to Evaluate "Will Reducing Drug Prices Slow Innovation"
NPC evaluated a study of drug pricing through the lens of its Health Care Spending Guiding Principles.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Evaluating Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to serve as a checklist to assess whether methods used for estimating health care spending are appropriate.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Reforming Health Care to Address Rising Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to assess health care spending policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.