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Jun 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

Specialty Medications: Shifting the Focus From "How Much" We Spend to "How Well" We Spend

As health care decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based...

May 19, 2014, 11:23 ET
The 2014 edition of the National Pharmaceutical Council's comparative effectiveness research (CER) survey found that stakeholders expect CER to have a broader impact on health care decision-making in the near future. (PRNewsFoto/National Pharmaceutical Council)

NPC Annual Stakeholder Survey: Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Important, But Impact on Health Care Decision-Making Is Still on the Horizon

A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism for the use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) as a tool for improving...

Mar 24, 2014, 10:05 ET

CER Collaborative Improving Health Outcomes Through New Comparative Evidence Tools

Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:42 ET

NPC, Quintiles Study Tests Tools to Evaluate Quality of Observational Research in Comparative Effectiveness Studies

With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of research that will support future health...

Jan 22, 2014, 10:01 ET

Eli Lilly and Company Joins the National Pharmaceutical Council

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Eli Lilly and Company has joined the health care policy...

Jan 06, 2014, 10:15 ET

New Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Mixed Results in ACO Medication Readiness To Achieve Quality, Cost Goals

Research Published in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Evaluates Key Indicators As Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) gain traction...

Nov 08, 2013, 09:29 ET
Jeff Huth, Senior Vice President, Managed Markets, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., has been elected chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Council's Board of Directors for 2013-14.  (PRNewsFoto/National Pharmaceutical Council)

Boehringer Ingelheim's Jeff Huth Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council's Chairman of the Board

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Jeff Huth, Senior Vice President, Managed Markets, Boehringer Ingelheim...

Nov 05, 2013, 11:21 ET

NPC, UMD Study: Factors That Cause Different Treatment Responses Are Not Well Understood or Studied

Research Published in Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research Looks at Stage IV Prostate Cancer  Although researchers and health...

Aug 19, 2013, 09:56 ET

National Pharmaceutical Council Studies New Formulary Decision-Making Tool

Approach shows promise but fails to gain traction in real-world implementation A National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) study published in the...

Aug 07, 2013, 12:38 ET

National Pharmaceutical Council Celebrates 60 Years of Leadership in Health Policy Research

This summer, the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is celebrating 60 years as one of the leading biopharmaceutical research and policy-focused...

Jul 10, 2013, 10:22 ET

Research Outlines Key Factors Influencing the Adoption of New Evidence Into Medical Practice

National Pharmaceutical Council study published in Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research  Research published today in the Journal...

Jul 01, 2013, 09:58 ET

Fellowship in Policy Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research Awarded By National Pharmaceutical Council and George Washington University

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) today...

May 14, 2013, 11:13 ET

Astellas Joins the National Pharmaceutical Council

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. (Astellas), a U.S. affiliate of...

Mar 19, 2013, 12:42 ET

National Pharmaceutical Council Survey Shows Health Care Stakeholders Continue to Show Optimism About the Future Role of Comparative Effectiveness Research

As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) picks up speed, a new survey shows that health care stakeholders have growing expectations...

Jan 16, 2013, 09:41 ET

National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Amgen as Its Newest Member

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed biotechnology pioneer Amgen as its newest member.   Joshua Ofman, M.D.,...

Nov 02, 2012, 13:12 ET
Daiichi Sankyo CEO John Gargiulo Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council's Chairman of the Board.  (PRNewsFoto/National Pharmaceutical Council)

Daiichi Sankyo CEO John Gargiulo Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council's Chairman of the Board

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that John Gargiulo, President & CEO, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., has been elected...

Oct 23, 2012, 09:15 ET
Sep 11, 2012, 11:28 ET

Leading Researchers Outline Principles for Conduct of Comparative Effectiveness Research

New study offers guidelines to ensure consistency in comparative effectiveness research A new set of principles developed by a group of...

Jul 18, 2012, 11:09 ET

Pharmaceuticals Play Key Role in Achieving ACO Quality, Cost Goals

National Pharmaceutical Council Teams With AMGA, Premier to Develop Framework Published in American Journal of Managed Care As health...

Mar 27, 2012, 13:03 ET

NPC Survey of Health Care Stakeholders Indicates Cautious Optimism About Use of Comparative Effectiveness Research in Decision-Making

PCORI Growing in Importance, But AHRQ, NIH Still Lead on Research Standards, Funding A new survey of health care stakeholders shows that...