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Movement Disorders Group Explores Impact, Treatment Barriers in New White Paper

Millions of people are affected by neurological conditions known as movement disorders: Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, tardive dyskinesia and more. A better understanding of these

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Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching

“Managing diabetes is an all-day, every-day task for millions of Americans,” explains a new video from the Diabetes Policy Collaborative.  But just when patients have

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Drugs, Data & Opioid Policies

America’s drug abuse crisis has reached epic proportions, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms. Drug-related deaths in 2016 alone

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***PRESS RELEASE*** Non-Medical Switching Analysis Finds Higher Health Care Costs After Patients Were Driven to Lower-Cost Drugs

Proposed legislation in Texas would have protected patients’ preexisting prescriptions year after year WASHINGTON – The Institute for Patient Access (IfPA) released a new analysis of

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Why Patients with Skin Conditions Can’t Get Treated

Tens of millions of people across the United States are affected by skin conditions, but not all of them can access the doctors and medications

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“Fast Facts” on Pharmacovigilance Tackles Drug Safety Issues

One in three U.S. drugs may have safety issues, explains a new Fast Facts policy brief from the Institute for Patient Access.   The statistic opens

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***PRESS RELEASE*** Non-Medical Switching Analysis Finds Higher Health Care Costs After Patients Were Driven to Lower-Cost Drugs

Stable patients experienced the lowest increase in non-drug health care spending WASHINGTON – The Institute for Patient Access (IfPA) released a new analysis of commercial health

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Teens Are All Ears on the Opioid Epidemic

When it comes to abusing prescription opioids, teenagers want to be lectured.  No, really. I have some level of insight on the issue. Several months

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Best of Summer 2017

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

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Out-of-Pocket Costs Overwhelm Cancer Patients – Even Insured Ones

Cancer patients are being asked to pay more than they expected for treatment, despite having health insurance.  And when the out-of-pocket burden becomes unbearable, some

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