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Six Steps to Better Medicines Adherence

On Friday, the New England Health Institute (NEHI), outlined six “Priorities for Action” to help steer the solution to better medication adherence in the US. These priorities signal public and private policymakers alike to improve the way patients take their medication.
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Are US and Canadian Rx Policies Converging?

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 […]
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Part D Politics: Medicare Drug Rebates or Price Controls?

Jill Wechsler Blog – PE Feb. 22, 2013 Part D Politics:  Medicare drug rebates or price controls? While health care was barely mentioned in the recent State of the Union address, President Obama generated some interest in his proposal to cut Medicare spending by reducing “taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies.” That’s code for requiring […]
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State Surprises as Obamacare Starts Up

by Tom Norton This past week or so, with Obamacare’s start up less than a year away, we have been treated to several entertaining vignettes as the nation’s governors begin to wrestle with the realities of the new healthcare law.  
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Pharma Pricing Top Target for Medicare Cutbacks

In the dog-eat-dog world of federal deficit reduction, there seems to be one health-related spending cut with broad bi-partisan support:  require drug companies to give the federal government “a better deal on medications for low-income people on Medicare.” Nearly 70% of respondents back this strategy, according to a survey sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation […]
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