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***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS ON THE SENATE PDUFA REAUTHORIZATION BILL

Physician organization urges the Senate to reauthorize the bill before leaving for August recess WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) made the following statement

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Experts Envision “Precision” Benefit Design

Health plans often use different levels of cost sharing to drive patients toward one medication over another. But is this practice fair, ethical or effective

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Health Plan Coverage for Biosimilars Raises Questions

Health plans are embracing biosimilars, a new Avalere Health study reveals.  Eighty-one percent of health plans now cover at least one of the two biosimilars

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Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later

It’s been over a year since the launch of former vice president Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot, designed to spur innovation and encourage collaboration on finding

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Access Barriers Loom for Movement Disorder Patients

Long-awaited treatment for a movement disorder known as tardive dyskinesia could remain out of reach – unless an upcoming cost-effectiveness analysis acknowledges its value to

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Awareness Month Highlights Migraine’s Impact, Lack of Treatments

Some wore shades, others “showed purple.”  But advocates across the board used June’s Migraine & Headache Awareness Month to draw attention to a condition whose

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Cardiovascular Group Rallies for Better Access Policies

Health plans across the country are rejecting prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitors at an average rate of 43 percent. And now one patient advocacy group

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Massachusetts Pursues Better Access, Less Failure for Epilepsy Patients

In Massachusetts, some patients with epilepsy must try and fail on their health plans’ preferred prescription medications not once, not twice, but three times before

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What’s Missing from Clinical Pathways in Cancer Care

Clinical pathways in the age of personalized cancer care may be excluding a key component: patient perspective.   In a Turning the Tide Against Cancer

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Advocates Strategize on Pain Care Policy at GAfPA’s Malta Workshop

Young King David beat the biblical giant Goliath, as advocates at a Global Alliance for Patient Access workshop in Malta were recently reminded. In the

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