IfPA’s Patient Access Policy Blog

Medicaid Waiver Rejection Signals Win for Patient Access

Massachusetts Medicaid patients are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Federal officials announced this week that Massachusetts will not be allowed to restrict which drugs

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Oregon Expands Access to Hepatitis C Cures

For many patients with an infectious disease, a cure can’t ever be more than a dream.  But for Oregonians living with hepatitis C, that’s changing.

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Is Innovation the Answer to America’s Opioid Epidemic?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two generic versions of an innovative drug to treat opioid addiction, increasing available treatment options for Americans fighting

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New Policy Paper Discourages Non-Medical Switching for Asthma Patients

Treating asthma is not a one-size-fits-all exercise, as patients and clinicians well know.  So why do some health plan policies suggest otherwise? The question drives

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IfPA Paper Explains How New Co-pay Coupon Rules Hurt Patients

“Not everyone can afford the medication they need,” opens a new policy brief from the Institute for Patient Access.  Co-pay coupons are one source of

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Final ICER Report Leaves Cystic Fibrosis Community Uneasy

Economists at the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review advise a whopping 77 percent price discount on new CFTR modulators for cystic fibrosis, according to

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Lower Drug Prices Aren’t Helping Patients

First one drug manufacturer, then another, has reported that net prices for their medications dropped last year.  And that’s good news for patients, right?  Well,

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What President Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan Means for Cancer Patients

As the global cancer community convenes for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, one question looms large: What will President Donald

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New Paper Explains How Barriers, Cost Hinder Diabetes Care

Diabetes is becoming more common.  But access to appropriate care for people living with diabetes?   Not so much. So explains a new white paper from

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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: A Time to Stop the Stigma

Many people think they know Tourette syndrome.  It’s the person who blurts out foul words at inopportune times, like what you see on sitcoms or

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