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COPD Awareness Month Spotlights Screening, Access Woes

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, often exists undiagnosed and goes undertreated. Perhaps that’s why it continues to be the third leading cause of death

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Physicians Align on Meaningful Biosimilar Suffixes

The Food and Drug Administration may not have reached consensus on the suffixes that distinguish biological and biosimilar medications, but physicians are of one mind:

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IfPA White Paper Identifies Barriers to Cardiovascular Treatments

Cardiovascular disease cuts across ethnicities and demographics as the leading cause of death in the United States, explains a new white paper from the Institute

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RSV Season Takes Toll on Preterm Infants and Senior Citizens

One month into the Respiratory Syncytial Virus season, data shows that the disease is taking its toll.   RSV is a contagious seasonal virus that causes

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Prisons Keep Hepatitis C Cures Under Lock and Key

State prisoners have a higher-than-average rate of hepatitis C infection, but their chances of accessing a cure are uncommonly slim. A new study from Health

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Orphan Drug Access Still Eludes Some Cystic Fibrosis Patients

More than a year after a breakthrough drug for cystic fibrosis became available, fewer than half of patients who meet the Food and Drug Administration’s

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IfPA White Paper Explores Access to Emerging Treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Millions of Americans and their families struggle every day with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.   They remain hopeful for treatments that

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IfPA Cautions ICER against “Discriminating” Among Psoriasis Treatments

Evaluating cost effectiveness is one thing; using value assessments to rank patients’ treatment options is quite another. Yet that’s precisely what the Institute for Clinical

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WHO Meeting Looks Forward on Distinguishable Names

By: Brian Kennedy, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Patient Access This month’s World Health Organization Open Sessions with INN Stakeholders explored the value, and the

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Awareness Month Highlights Breast Cancer Disparities & Access Challenges

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated this October, invites public dialogue about screening, risk factors and the value of early detection. But it may also present

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