Tag Archives: Obamacare

Single Payer Issue Will Rise Again

The future of healthcare centers on scale, population health and the value of care rather than the volume of care, according to thought leaders speaking at a leadership briefing in November in Akron, Ohio. But the political atmosphere also adds layers of complexity, they say. In order for health systems to thrive, they need to […]
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Health Reform May Boost Illicit Drug Sales

Health plans that limit drug converge will encourage consumers to obtain medicines illegally, according to pharmacy experts. Marv Shepherd, director of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and others noted at the Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange in October in Washington that an increase in narrow health plan […]
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The Vanishing Rx Patient Assistance Programs?

by Tom Norton In the early 1990’s, during the debate over the Clinton healthcare plan, I recall sitting in an interesting meeting at my pharma company headquarters. In response to the Clinton’s charges that the industry was “price gouging,” my firm was proposing that we provide free prescription products to any patients who could not […]
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Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare

Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare The implosion of the Affordable Care Act’s vaunted healthcare.gov benefit enrollment process has obscured a far more critical issue for big Pharma:  how much leeway do companies have in promoting durable brand affiliations among the potentially millions of new patients with subsidized access to new  medicines? […]
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CEOs Sound Out on Health Reform: Stop Swinging from the Fence

At last week’s  4th annual Prix Galien Forum hosted by the Alexandria Center in New York, industry leaders gathered to discuss trends and developments that shape the intersection between science and policy.  The centerpiece of the day was a panel on  US health reform – focused on rollout of the  Affordable Care Act — featuring […]
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