November 15, 2017
An estimated 210 million people worldwide suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States. This November 15, on World COPD Day, advocates and patients worldwide seek to raise awareness and to advocate for access to treatment.
October 3, 2017
“Managing diabetes is an all-day, every-day task for millions of Americans,” explains a new video from the Diabetes Policy Collaborative.
August 10, 2017
Opting for cheaper prescription drugs seems like an obvious way to cut health care costs. The assumption has led health plans to employ utilization management techniques with increasing frequency in recent years. And it’s given rise to a newer phenomenon known as “non-medical switching,” where health plans exclude a drug from coverage or increase patients’ out-of-pocket burden in hopes of persuading patients to take a less expensive drug.
August 1, 2017
Health benefits designs in both private and public health insurance programs include mechanisms to control the costs of care, resulting…
August 1, 2017
Non-medical switching occurs when health plans drive stable patients to switch from their current medication to a less expensive alternative.…
April 10, 2017
Physicians and patients are no longer asking if a biological medicine is the best choice, but – more likely – which biological medicine is the best choice. This opening thought from Alliance for Patient Access Chairman David Charles, MD, set the tone for the organization’s second annual National Policy and Advocacy Summit on Biologics and Biosimilars, held Thursday in Washington, DC.
February 17, 2017
Access to medication has become an all-too-common challenge for patients with one of the country’s most common diseases: diabetes.
December 16, 2016
Hepatitis C patients keep waiting…and waiting…and waiting.
December 6, 2016
Polling results from Tennessee cast new light on a trend that’s sparking national concerns: non-medical switching.
October 27, 2016
Millions of Americans and their families struggle every day with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.