July 27, 2021
Cardiovascular disease reigns supreme as America’s top killer, claiming 655,000 lives each year. But instead of prioritizing care for heart conditions, health plans regularly switch up patients’ medications in an attempt to boost profits.
June 30, 2021
Which would you choose – $500 or the medication that effectively manages your condition? It’s a tough choice, but one that patients across the country now face.
June 24, 2021
Biosimilars offer more cancer treatment options at potentially lower prices. So why aren’t they more accessible?
May 25, 2021
Most people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers, the businesses that negotiate prescription drug coverage for health insurers. But they could play an outsized – and unwelcome – role in treatment decisions.
February 19, 2021
February brings good news for people who don’t have health insurance. Due to a special enrollment period, the federal insurance marketplace is once again open for people to sign up for private coverage.
February 10, 2021
For too long, patients have been getting bumped off their physician-prescribed medication in favor of a different medication – one preferred by their insurance company.
November 2, 2020
Open enrollment comes at a busy time of year, so it can be tempting to rush through the process.
September 1, 2020
If a medication label carries a warning message, it’s usually there for good reason.
February 18, 2020
Insurers continue to manipulate their formularies to boost profits, new data from Maine suggest.
December 19, 2019
Before closing the door on 2019, IfPA looks back at the trends that impacted patient access this year.