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Latest News from PhRMA

340B Spotlight: New pieces of legislation continue momentum to fix 340B program

January 18, 2018

Two new pieces of legislation have been introduced to increase oversight of and fix the 340B program.

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PhRMA Statement on HELP ACT

January 17, 2018

Today, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl provided the following statement.

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PhRMA urges CMS to share the savings with seniors

January 17, 2018

Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI).

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PhRMA Statement on Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Part D Rule and RFI Exploring Pass-Through Rebates to Seniors at Point of Sale

January 16, 2018

Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule, “Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program.”

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ICYMI: Why 2017 medicine approvals matter

January 12, 2018

The FDA just approved the highest amount of innovative new medicines in over 20 years.

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Clarity around anti-kickback statute needed to promote innovative payment arrangements

January 10, 2018

The broad terms of the anti-kickback statute are limiting the number and scope of innovative results-based contracts; a safe harbor is needed.

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PhRMA Statement on 340B PAUSE Act

December 21, 2017

The legislation introduced today by Representatives Larry Bucshon and Scott Peters is yet another important action taken this year to begin to address the problems in the 340B program.

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Medicare Monday: Helping beneficiaries access vaccines

December 18, 2017

Strengthening seniors’ access to vaccines through Part D is critically important.

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NHE Data: Medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016

December 12, 2017

According to new data from the National Health Expenditures (NHE), retail medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent in 2015.

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PhRMA Announces Major Commitment to Address the Opioid Crisis in America

December 12, 2017

PhRMA announced a new multi-year, multimillion dollar initiative to address the opioid crisis, which will include a partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum to fund state and local programs, as well as support for new public policies that help families and individuals impacted by the crisis.

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