Cost Sharing

The Cost-Saving Proposal That Costs Seniors $2,000 a Month

February 12, 2019

A Trump administration proposal designed to cut prescription drug costs could actually see some seniors paying $2,000 more each month out of their own pockets, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.

The Orphan Drug Disconnect

January 9, 2019

Decades after Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act, only about 10 percent of patients with rare diseases actually receive treatment with orphan drugs, a new report finds.  

New Treatments Will Target Parkinson’s Patients’ “Off” Periods

August 7, 2018

Existing therapies help Parkinson’s patients control their tremors and stiffness – most of the time.  Now, new versions of the drug apormorphine could address breakthrough symptoms, which about 90 percent of patients experience during what’s known as “off” periods.  

How Policymakers Can Stop Patients’ Co-Pay Surprise

July 31, 2018

Can policymakers prevent new co-pay accumulator programs from surprising patients at the pharmacy counter?  The short answer: yes. They have several options, in fact, according to a new overview of policy proposals from the Institute for Patient Access.  

Co-pay Accumulator Adjustment Programs

June 25, 2018

Not everyone can afford the medication they need. To make drugs more accessible, manufacturers sometimes provide co-pay coupons to help patients cover their out-of-pocket pharmacy expenses.