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Non-Medical Switching May Increase Health Care Costs, New Study Finds

Opting for cheaper prescription drugs seems like an obvious way to cut health care costs.  The assumption has led health plans to employ utilization management

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***PRESS RELEASE*** ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS RESPONDS TO ICER’S FINAL REPORT ON ABUSE-DETERRENT OPIOIDS

WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Patient Access made the following statement regarding the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) final report on the value of

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Can Yoga Solve America’s Opioid Abuse Crisis?

Could the solution to America’s opioid overdose crisis be as close as the nearest yoga studio?   A new study from the VA San Diego

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New “Fast Facts” Examines Issue of Co-Pay Coupons

Are coupons that help patients afford their co-pays a help – or a hindrance – in the age of innovative but costly prescription medications?  A

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Physicians Collaborate on Medicare Policy for Parkinson’s Patients

By Stuart Isaacson, MD Most all of us know someone living in a long-term care facility – a friend, a former neighbor, a family member.

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IfPA Paper Weighs Access to Hepatitis C Cures for Prisoners

Nearly one in five Americans with hepatitis C spends time behind bars each year, making the prison system an opportune environment to test and cure

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ICER Report Could Intensify Barriers for Heart Patients

Accessing innovative cardiovascular drugs may soon get harder. A new publication from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a drug price analysis group, assigns

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***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS ON THE SENATE PDUFA REAUTHORIZATION BILL

Physician organization urges the Senate to reauthorize the bill before leaving for August recess WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) made the following statement

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Experts Envision “Precision” Benefit Design

Health plans often use different levels of cost sharing to drive patients toward one medication over another. But is this practice fair, ethical or effective

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Health Plan Coverage for Biosimilars Raises Questions

Health plans are embracing biosimilars, a new Avalere Health study reveals.  Eighty-one percent of health plans now cover at least one of the two biosimilars

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