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Feb 08, 2017, 17:04 ET New Study Probes Stakeholder Attitudes on Ethics and Fairness of Cost-Sharing To Steer Appropriate Medication Use

Patients who have the same condition sometimes pay different out-of-pocket costs for their medications, but when is this differential fair? Payers,...


Jan 30, 2017, 10:01 ET New Study Outlines Gaps, Offers Strategies to Improve Oncology Quality Measures

Gaps in the quality measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may obscure problems in care delivery and lead to missed...


Nov 04, 2016, 12:26 ET Amgen's Dr. Joshua Ofman Elected Chairman of National Pharmaceutical Council's Board of Directors

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) Board of Directors today elected Joshua Ofman, MD, MSHS, Senior Vice President of Global Value, Access...


Oct 25, 2016, 08:15 ET National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes EMD Serono to Its Membership

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S....


Sep 20, 2016, 16:26 ET Health Affairs Article Highlights Benefit of Reducing Low Value Health Care

A post published today on the Health Affairs Blog brings to light the importance in reducing low value health care in the United States. According...


Sep 15, 2016, 13:12 ET National Pharmaceutical Council to Host Conference On Measuring Health Care Value and Impact on Patient Care

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) will bring together health care stakeholders on September 29 for a conference, "Assessing Value:...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:30 ET Purdue Pharma Joins the National Pharmaceutical Council

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced Purdue Pharma L.P. as its newest member, and that Dr. Tracy Mayne, head of Medical...


Mar 14, 2016, 15:54 ET NPC Stakeholder Survey: Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research On Health Care Decision-Making Still Three to Five Years in the Future

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released the results of its annual survey of stakeholder views on comparative effectiveness...


Jan 20, 2016, 12:59 ET Analysis Group and the National Pharmaceutical Council Publish New Study Examining Benefits and Current Limitations of Care Pathways

A new, peer-reviewed study examining care pathways found both strengths and areas of concern surrounding the current development and implementation...


Nov 06, 2015, 11:30 ET Merck's Patrick Magri Elected National Pharmaceutical Council's Chairman of the Board

 The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Patrick Magri, senior vice president, managed markets and policy, Merck, has...


Oct 13, 2015, 13:17 ET Study Offers Solutions for Filling Gaps in Accountable Care Measure Sets

 Measurement in accountable care programs is essential for promoting quality improvement and balancing financial incentives, but gaps in...


Sep 16, 2015, 11:06 ET New Study Examines Risk-Sharing Agreements Between Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Payers

A newly released study has found that risk-sharing agreements (RSAs) between pharmaceutical companies and health insurers—which could...


Dec 09, 2014, 09:15 ET Biogen Idec and Gilead Sciences Join the National Pharmaceutical Council

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed two leading biopharmaceutical companies—Biogen Idec and Gilead Sciences,...


Dec 04, 2014, 09:30 ET Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

A case study published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy explores the important role that...


Nov 07, 2014, 11:34 ET Eisai's David Martin Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council's Chairman of the Board

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that David J. Martin, Senior Vice President, Market Access and Commercial Services, Eisai...


Oct 28, 2014, 12:59 ET National Pharmaceutical Council, Discern Health Examine Accountable Care Measures for Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

Measuring the quality and cost of health care is an integral part of accountable care, but new research from the National Pharmaceutical Council...


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 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...


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 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...