August 30, 2018
Patient access developments didn’t stop for summer. As we head into fall, here are 10 quotes from the news items – and new materials – that kept the health policy conversation lively during summer 2018.
August 2, 2018
Direct-acting antivirals, which provide about a 90 percent cure rate, can prevent cirrhosis and liver cancer, reducing the number of liver transplants needed, and minimizing disease transmission. The initial list price of the drugs gave many insurers and health systems sticker shock, though market forces continue to drive down the price.
June 27, 2018
For many patients with an infectious disease, a cure can’t ever be more than a dream. But for Oregonians living with hepatitis C, that’s changing.
February 6, 2018
In Missouri, a class action lawsuit is under appeal. In Florida, a U.S. District Court judge ordered the Department of Corrections to begin treating infected inmates immediately. And at least six other states, including Virginia and Tennessee, face similar legal challenges.
December 14, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the highlights in patient access this year.
November 8, 2017
More than half of states in the U.S. are failing Medicaid patients with hepatitis C. A new report from the Harvard Law School and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable assigned 52 percent of states and U.S. territories a “D” or “F” for the access their Medicaid system provides to curative treatment for the disease.
October 30, 2017
“Man up” isn’t the advice you’d expect to hear at a policy summit on health care access for mothers and infants. But it’s just what Adam Busby, star of TLC’s “OutDaughtered” and keynote speaker at the third annual Infant Health Summit, felt during his struggle with postpartum depression.
September 27, 2017
New treatment guidelines convey a startling reality: hepatitis C isn’t only a baby boomer problem anymore.
September 1, 2017
Vacation season? Perhaps. But summer hasn’t slowed the Institute for Patient Access’ steady stream of physician-led insight on policy issues that matter to patients and their health care providers.
August 1, 2017
People are living longer, healthier lives today with the help of advanced medicine. But innovative drugs can be expensive. Insurance…