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Assessing the high costs of health care

Assessing the high costs of health care

Everyone recognizes that the high cost of health care in the U.S. is a chronic problem, the fallout from which is hurting patients, constraining providers and preventing the nation from marshalling adequate resources to address other essential needs. As noted in this space earlier this month, the Affordable Care Act, the legislation that governs the

Value-based contracts provide promise and potential

Value-based contracts provide promise and potential

There has been significant focus and attention paid to the issue of drug prices in the last few years. As Adam Fein, president of Pembroke Consulting Inc. and chief executive officer of Drug Channels Institute, has said, “Drugs are 12% of the costs, but 90% of the ­conversation.” Fortunately, the spirited national conversation about drug

Biopharma innovation just part of health care equation

Biopharma innovation just part of health care equation

Today we’re seeing significant scientific breakthroughs that are revolutionizing the treatment of challenging conditions like cancers and both rare and chronic diseases. Advances that activate the immune system or retool genes with a single treatment to change the course of disease all signal that personalized medicine is here and continuing to evolve. These amazing and

Health policy in 2017: Innovation, value and access

Health policy in 2017: Innovation, value and access

For the past two years, organizations in the private and public sectors have been working to develop tools to support value-based health care and evidence-based medical decision making. In 2017, these efforts will take on an even greater urgency, driven by the ongoing, accelerating progress of biopharmaceutical research and development. As more — and more

Mallinckrodt joins National Pharmaceutical Council

Mallinckrodt joins National Pharmaceutical Council

WASHINGTON — Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has become a member of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC). The health policy research organization said Thursday that Steven Romano, senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Mallinckrodt, will serve as the company’s representative on the NPC board of directors. “We are pleased that Mallinckrodt has joined us in support