Tag Archives: healthcare costs

Paying for the Future of Medicine

Is the hallmark of innovation higher drug prices? The three leading justifications for sticker-shocking drug prices in the US, from the biopharma perspective, are: 1) it costs a lot to bring a drug to market;* 2) drugs – even very expensive ones – are cheaper in the long run since they prevent complications, hospitalizations and […]
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Medicare Payment Data Raises Questions About Drug Costs

Even though the just-released Medicare data on payments to individual doctors doesn’t provide specifics on prescription drug outlays, it opens the door to sharp scrutiny of Medicare reimbursement for medicines delivered in physician offices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released data on payments to some 880,000 health care providers who collectively […]
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Casing Cancer: ASCO Launches New Series on State of the Disease

Despite its importance as a vital indicator of overall population health status, cancer suffers from an information deficit – particularly when considered from a global perspective. The American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO], the lead professional group in this space, is now working to rectify at least part of the gap with the launch of […]
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PCORI Initiatives May Support More Drug Comparisons

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is launching new programs that are expected to encourage more analysis of the effectiveness of specific drugs and medical products, while also building infrastructure that could support clinical research on biopharmaceutical products. Since it was established by the 2010 health reform legislation, PCORI has  devoted much of its resources […]
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Into the Extrapolation Machine: How We Joined the Elite 58%

By Les Funtleyder. The problem we see with the polarity of views is that both sides seem to be cranking up the extrapolation machine and use single studies/data points to draw broad conclusions to gin up opinions about ACA’s success or lack thereof. With respect to investing, uncertainly caused by media/pundit noise often depresses valuations […]
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