IfPA’s Patient Access Policy Blog

New Resources Remind Moms-to-Be of Seafood Benefits

Raw sushi is out, and fish oil supplements are questionable. But regular fish consumption as part of a healthy prenatal diet? That’s a surefire way

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Are Americans Aware of COPD?

Many Americans felt like they knew former first lady Barbara Bush, whose death the country mourned this month. But how much do we as a

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Parkinson’s Patients Face Treatment Delays

A guest blog by Dr. Michael Rezak, M.D., Ph.D. During a recent visit with one of my Parkinson’s patients, we decided he was a good

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Innovation, Access Issues Dominate Biologics & Biosimilars Summit

“I thought maybe I wasn’t very good athletically.”  That was iconic Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s recollection of her first experience with asthma attacks. Joyner-Kersee

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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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