IfPA’s Patient Access Policy Blog

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

“I didn’t like feeling like a victim.  I liked feeling like a warrior.”  So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul

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World COPD Day Spotlights Treatment Access Challenge

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

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Headache: Veterans’ Battle after Service

Over the last few decades, improved body armor has helped protect America’s men and women in uniform from fatal complications such as those from close-proximity

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Medicaid Systems are (Still) Blocking Hepatitis C Patients from Treatment

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

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Advocates Push Back on ICER’s Tardive Dyskinesia Report

  What’s the value of being able to stop involuntary lip smacking, facial grimacing or torso twitching – and the public stigma they cause? This

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Infant Health Summit Spotlights Diversity and Access Disparity

“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

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The Generation that Ends the Opioid Epidemic

President Donald Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, announcing, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.”  But

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Are Regulators Too Hasty in Approving Cancer Drugs?

The British Medical Journal ignited debate earlier this month when it announced that about half of cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency don’t

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Movement Disorders Group Explores Impact, Treatment Barriers in New White Paper

Millions of people are affected by neurological conditions known as movement disorders: Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, tardive dyskinesia and more. A better understanding of these

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Health Plan Approval Process Impacts Patients, New Video Explains

What began as a safeguard against unnecessary drug spending has become a significant barrier to patient access.  And as “Understanding Prior Authorization,” a new video

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