Tag Archives: HHS
By Jill Wechsler | Published: July 22, 2013
What was once an obscure federal policy for providing low-cost drugs to safety-net hospitals has grown into a program that requires extensive discounting to one-third of the nation’s hospitals and health clinics. Pharma companies are pushing back, heightening tensions between “covered entities” that qualify for greatly reduced prices on medicines under 340B — and manufacturers […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: May 21, 2013
by Tom Norton If you are an Rx regional sales director or a product marketing manager, I have a somewhat provocative question for you: How exactly are you planning your 2014 Medicaid strategy?
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 23, 2013
by Tom Norton Of the many issues involved with the actual implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka, “Obamacare”, few are more intriguing to me than those that personally impact Members of Congress (MOCs). Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about — Today, on Capitol Hill, MOCs, along with thousands of their […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: March 19, 2013
by Tom Norton As the US pharmaceutical industry anxiously watches the rapid onset of Obamacare, certainly one of the more pressing issues is the debate over the number of drugs that will be reimbursed in each therapeutic class under the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) program. To say that this is a critical concern for the […]
By Ben Comer | Published: February 5, 2013
Good science can’t be rushed, even when the lives of patients hang in the balance. But regulatory science, and its relationship to a drug’s commercial success or failure, can inadvertently block access to individual patients in their hour of need.