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Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the pressing need to address social determinants of health (SDOH). NPC's Dr. Dubois examines the gaps within the existing evidence base and how to improve…
Why Drug Rebates Aren’t Working for Patients
During a recent webinar, NPC President and CEO John M. O'Brien discusses how the Medicare Part D rebate system creates barriers to affordable care for patients.
Do Investments in the Social Determinants of Health Reduce Health Care Costs?
This study found that most studies of social need interventions were poorly designed, inadequately documented, and inconsistently presented. It recommends improving the study design quality through…
Limited Role of Patient Input in Specialty Drug Coverage Policies
A new study in JMCP found that patient input is rarely sought for coverage policies – although plans had processes to engage physicians and medical societies when developing coverage policies, no…
Missing: Patient Input in Drug Coverage Policy
A new study by NPC and the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center found that health insurance plans do not ask patients for input when developing specialty drug…
NPC in Morning Consult: Biopharmaceutical Price Regulation - No Panacea for Patients
In a column published in Morning Consult, NPC's research team explains why potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
On World Hepatitis Day, Looking at Innovation That Goes Beyond a Pill
Michael Ciarametaro, Vice President of Research at NPC, reflects on how the scientific revolution of hepatitis C led to a corresponding reimbursement revolution that became a fertile ground for large…
What the Data Are Saying on Drug Pricing and Utilization
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses the IQVIA Institute’s new report and takes a closer look at the factors that are driving medication use and health care spending in the United States.
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey from NPC and Xcenda found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
E.V.I.dently® - July 2021
In this issue: meet NPC's new president and CEO, learn how we can tackle low-value care, what we need to know about the budget cap dilemma, and catch up on news you might have missed!
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…
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.
NPC Shared Decision-Making and Value-Based Care Research Featured at PQA Annual Meeting
Research conducted by NPC and Discern Health found that shared decision-making and patient decision aid interventions do not always lead to reduced health care costs or utilization.
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…
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.
The Trade-off for Price Controls: Are We Willing to Accept Fewer Medicines?
It's possible to strike a balance between innovation and efficient spending, and to implement policies ensuring that resources are being invested in treatments, procedures and public health efforts…
For Patient Organizations
This Resource Guide for patient organizations provides information and research in key areas such as value assessment, heterogeneity and benefit design.
The Budget Cap Dilemma: Can You Reduce Spending and Preserve Patient Health?
National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) hosted a virtual panel discussion on state decisions to implement budget caps and the strategies, challenges, and the relevance of these decisions on patient…
Focus on Whole Person Quality Care When Implementing Budget Caps
The National Pharmaceutical Council hosted a virtual panel discussion on state decisions to implement budget caps and the strategies, challenges, and the relevance of these decisions on patient…