Making effective decisions in health care requires a thorough understanding of the patient perspective, as well as robust, precise measures of response to therapy. The Patient Access & Affordability Project evaluates the various frameworks used to assess and demonstrate the value of new treatments to ensure that the patient is kept at the center of health care decisions.
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Patient Group Releases Special Report: CMS vs FDA: How Medicare and Medicaid Coverage Decisions Limit Patient Access
New report analyzes the patient impact of growing coverage restrictions for FDA accelerated approval treatments. WASHINGTON — Patients Rising, a non-profit organization that champions patients with chronic and rare diseases, today released a special report titled CMS...
Patients Rising, a non-profit organization advocating on behalf of patients with chronic and rare diseases, today released Principles for CMS on Harnessing the Power of Patient Involvement When Implementing the Inflation Reduction Act.
In mid-May, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to take up a patent-infringement case between two pharmaceutical companies – Teva and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). While it largely went unnoticed among those who are not patent lawyers, IP nerds, or drug companies, the decision’s ripple effects could have a negative impact for patients across the country looking to get access to newer, better treatments.
We may be on the verge of a titanic shift in how drug prices are set. It’s been led by a dramatic decline in insulin prices, but it’s spreading to other brand drugs as well. This new paradigm is the unintended but welcome result of legislative, regulatory, and market pressures exerted on the biopharmaceutical industry.
Some of the most exciting advances in science and medicine are happening in Alzheimer’s, a disease that is one of the greatest epidemics of this generation. Eli Lilly announced promising results last week for experimental amyloid-targeting drug donanemab. These clinical trial results showed that the drug can slow cognitive and functional decline for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Drug shortages can be a matter of life and death. Sometimes, a shortage may simply require patients to temporarily pay a higher price or shop around to different local pharmacies to find one that has their prescription in stock. But, in the worst cases, a shortage means patients are entirely unable get access to a potentially lifesaving drug at any price.