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NPC’s Dubois named to Health Affairs Council on health care spending

NPC’s Dubois named to Health Affairs Council on health care spending

WASHINGTON — Leading health policy journal Health Affairs today announced the members of its Council on Health Care Spending and Value, a group of diverse health care thought leaders focused on examining the different drivers of health care spending. The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is proud that NPC chief science officer and executive vice president

U.S. health care spending growth slows

U.S. health care spending growth slows

BETHESDA, Md. — Growth in prescription drug expenditures tailed off despite an overall gain in 2016 U.S. health care spending, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Last year, U.S. health care spending totaled $3.3 trillion, up 4.3%, compared with growth of 5.8% in 2015 and 5.1% in 2014, according to a

NACDS, PhRMA help weigh impact of Rx use on Medicaid costs

NACDS, PhRMA help weigh impact of Rx use on Medicaid costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) co-authored a Health Affairs article on research finding that when prescription drugs are taken as directed by a physician, other medical costs are reduced for certain Medicaid beneficiaries. Titled “Increased Use Of Prescription Drugs Reduces Medical

Rising health care costs still a challenge

Rising health care costs still a challenge

WASHINGTON — Total U.S. health care spending growth is expected to average 5.8% in aggregate over the 2014-2024 period, according to a report published in Health Affairs and written by members of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary. The authors note that this rate of growth is still substantially lower