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
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- Bundled Payments
- Clinical Pathways
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- Formulary Development
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- 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
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Skyrocketing Deductibles Should Be a Focus of Open-Enrollment Season
The dizzyingly complex process of shopping for health insurance can obscure some of the most important factors in making a choice.
Characterizing health plan evidence review practices: how often, how different, and how comprehensive?
All health care decisions should be evidence-based. Until now, it has been relatively unclear what goes into health plan evidence reviews. How frequently do health plans update their specialty drug…
Predictors of Adherence to Oral Anticancer Medications: An Analysis of 2010-2018 U.S. Nationwide Claims
Low-income Medicare patients who face high out-of-pocket costs are less likely to remain adherent to oral anticancer medications. This research shows the need for strategies to address adherence and…
Pharmacists Can Help the Pharmaceutical Ecosystem Work Better for Patients
In a commentary, NPC President and CEO John O’Brien reflects on his personal experience as a pharmacist and how that training led him on the path to a career in health policy.
Cost-Sharing and Adherence, Clinical Outcomes, Health Care Utilization, and Costs: A Systematic Literature Review
Higher patient cost-sharing for prescription medications leads to worse medication initiation, adherence, persistence, and discontinuation, according to a new systematic literature review by…
High Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs Lead to Worse Medication Adherence Without Overall Health Care Savings
Research from NPC and Xcenda suggests that high cost-sharing for prescription medications may have negative effects on patient health while not actually decreasing overall health care costs.
Why Patients Are Paying More at the Pharmacy Counter in Early 2022 - And What We Can Do to Fix It
NPC Immediate Past Board Chair Mike Ryan and CSO Sharon Phares explore policy solutions to ensure patients can have predictable and affordable out-of-pocket costs for medicines.
Drug Price Controls in Medicare Part D: Not a Remedy for More Than 5 Million Medicare Beneficiaries
Proposals seeking to improve access for Medicare beneficiaries should ensure that patients are better able to get the medicines their doctors say they need.
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.
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…
Social Determinants Interventions: Good Policy Solutions Require Good Data
In his AJMC editorial, NPC Interim President and CEO Dr. Robert Dubois says we need to address social determinants of health and improve patients’ lives through approaches based on strong data.
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.
What’s In Your RWE Evaluation Toolbox?
Real-world evidence (RWE) – information collected from everyday health care experiences – is growing in availability, and many health care decision-makers are interested in understanding and using…
Online Tools to Synthesize Real-World Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Enhance Formulary Decision Making
This JMCP study describes and compares the features and characteristics of five tools to evaluate real-world evidence studies and adds clarity on what the tools provide.
NPC’s Research Informs Policy Conversations
NPC's work was broadly featured in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy’s 12-part 25th anniversary series featuring “topics of significance” in managed care.
NPC Comments on PCORI's Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data
NPC offered public feedback to PCORI on its new mandate to consider the full range of patient-centered outcomes in its research.
Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier and…
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.