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
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
A pair of new studies shed some light on the use of retail clinics and their potential as an alternative site for health care. With the push to rein in health care costs for both consumers and payers, retail clinics have been seen as a more affordable option to doctor’s office and emergency room visits.
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
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