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New Video Explores Health Plan Specialty Tiers

When you pick up your monthly prescription at the pharmacy counter, you may owe a co-pay of $10 or $20. Or you may pay much,

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IfPA Report Cards: 1 in 4 Heart Patients Can’t Access Innovative Rx

Health plans said “no” to one in every four Americans whose doctor prescribed a cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor in 2017.  And that, according to the Institute

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Europeans Work to Turn Health Care Rights into Realities

by Brian Kennedy, Executive Director, Alliance for Patient Access Declaring equal rights is a noble gesture.  But history teaches us that it is just the first

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Making Treatment Less Rare for Rare Disease Patients

Waiting is a fact of life for patients with rare diseases such as cystic fibrosis.   Many of these men and women, whose disease causes

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New Video Explains Drug Track-and-Trace Process

It might be itching, chills, fatigue or sleeplessness. Side effects are common with prescription drugs. So how do regulators, patients and physicians keep tabs on

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Veterans Issues Dominate Headache Policy Event

Add migraine to the long list of battles faced by veterans of the United States Armed Services. In a Tuesday policy panel sponsored by The

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Aetna Debacle Deepens Skepticism about Coverage Decisions

Think an informed medical expert is making the coverage decisions at your health insurance company?  You might think again. In a story that’s sending ripples

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***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE FOR PATIENT ACCESS ON POTENTIAL PART D GAP COVERAGE CHANGES

WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) made the following statement regarding the congressional budget deal currently being negotiated and potential changes to Medicare Part D

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Mounting Lawsuits Pressure States to Treat Prisoners with Hepatitis C

Lawsuits are piling up against states that withhold hepatitis C cures from prisoners. In Missouri, a class action lawsuit is under appeal.  In Florida, a

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Patients’ Nasty Co-pay Surprise

Patients who rely upon co-pay coupons to afford their prescription drugs may be in for a nasty surprise in 2018. A new trend has more

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