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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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Drug Reimbursement and the "New Medicaid"

by Tom Norton A lot has been written about the “state option” created by the Supreme Court ruling on HCR, and what it means to American medicine. Sorting out an opinion will, to a degree, depend on whom you read and what you believe. But regardless of where you come out on this issue, there […]
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Naughty Localities Need to Obey NICE, or Else!

Like governors in the US vowing to block Medicaid expansion in their home states, local primary care trusts (PCTs) in the UK don’t always follow national guidelines on drug access due to budgetary concerns. But that may change in 2013; according to comments made by Minister David Willetts last month, NHS could face monetary penalties […]
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Clayton Christensen on the Future of Pharma

A keynote speaker at the 9thAnnual SaS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference on May 10, ‘disruptive’ author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen sat down with PharmExec to discuss the future of the pharmaceutical industry, and what Mitt Romney could bring to the White House.
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