IfPA’s Patient Access Policy Blog

Cost Sharing is Costing Skin Patients their Medication

After spending time and money to see a dermatologist, many patients with acne fail to fill their prescription. Cost sharing is the culprit, according to

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FDA Opens Door to Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States.  Yet physicians can have remarkably limited data about treating mothers’ health conditions during

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Patents, Progress & Patient Access

Could a recent memorandum from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office impact treatment options for patients?  Washington, DC’s nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center says: Yes. As

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“The ICER Myth” Questions One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Drug Valuation

What is innovative medicine worth to patients?  It depends on which patient you ask.  The disease a patient suffers from, its symptoms and their impact

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What Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You

Patients overpay for their prescriptions 23 percent of the time, a recently released study from the University of Southern California found.  What’s worse – some

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Mapping Report Reveals Access Disparities among European Patients

How accessible is your health care?  It all depends upon where you live, as a new report from the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative

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The FDA Invitation that Patient Advocates are Awaiting

Open dialogue is an important part of the drug approval process. Physicians, patients and advocates want transparent discussion about new therapies — their benefits, their

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ICER Report Dampens Prospects for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

If health plans heed a new report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, patients with few options to treat their cystic fibrosis may

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What Medicare’s Opioid Policy Left Out

More than 1,000 people per day receive treatment in emergency rooms across the country for misusing prescription opioids. And approximately 115 Americans die daily from

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Do You Know the Face of Someone with Essential Tremor?

By Tammy Dodderidge,  International Essential Tremor Foundation Is she nervous? Is she cold? Maybe she drank too much coffee. Could she be going through withdrawal?

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