Vacation season? Perhaps. But summer hasn’t slowed the Institute for Patient Access’ steady stream of physician-led insight on policy issues that matter to patients and their health care providers.
As we head into September, here’s a look back at this summer’s highlights.
- Policymakers want to curb rising health care costs – but some approaches work better than others.
- Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations get the cold shoulder from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review – despite their value in addressing abuse.
Infographic: Why Patients Need Access to Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
- International drug donation programs improve access and save lives. So how can we make them more widespread?
- Promising research on preventive headache drugs raises hopes for those with debilitating conditions and few treatment options.
Infographic: Who Are Migraines Hurting?
- Nearly one in five Americans with hepatitis C spends time behind bars each year. One doctor explains why policymakers should facilitate access to curative treatment – and how.
Policy paper: Testing and Treating Prisoners for Hepatitis C
- Co-pay coupons and assistance programs spark controversy. They also help patients access vital medicines.
Fast Facts: Co-Pay Coupons
- Obstacles mount for heart patients who need breakthrough PCSK9 inhibitors.
Follow the blog this fall for more videos, policy papers and insights on patient access. Welcome back!