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How Policymakers Can Stop Patients’ Co-Pay Surprise

Can policymakers prevent new co-pay accumulator programs from surprising patients at the pharmacy counter?  The short answer: yes. They have several options, in fact, according

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Patients Face Rising Costs, Varied Coverage

New research paints a troubling picture of patient access to prescription medication.   A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the amount patients

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The Importation Question

To import, or not to import?  The question of whether to bring foreign, lower-priced versions of prescription drugs to the United States is back.  

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FDA Plots Progress Toward Biosimilar Access

The Food and Drug Administration is tired of waiting.   Of the 11 biosimilars approved by the agency, only three are available on the U.S.

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Are Medicaid Work Requirements Working?

Work, study, job hunt or volunteer for at least 80 hours a month.  That was Arkansas’ demand to Medicaid recipients as part of the state’s

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New Survey Reveals National Attitudes on Pain Management

What stands between patients and integrative, comprehensive pain management? It could be health plan design, according to a recent attitudinal survey by the Alliance for

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How Gout Hurts All of Us

Treatment is important for the 8 million Americans with gout, a disease caused by uric acid buildup in the body that produces excruciating joint pain.

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Patients Shouldn’t Have to “Fail First”

Imagine having severe eczema. Your hands, arms and feet are always red and irritated. Sometimes your skin is so dry it cracks. Other times you

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Maine Delivers Patient Victory on Non-Medical Switching

In a week already marked by fireworks and parades, patients in Maine have one more thing to celebrate.  A new state law draws clear lines

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The Crossroads of Clinical Trials and Social Media

What can America learn at the crossroads of social media and clinical trials? At a recent National Institutes of Health workshop, one organization had a

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