IfPA’s Patient Access Policy Blog

Health Plan Report Cards Reveal High Rejection Rate for Cholesterol Meds

Rejection is never pleasant.  But for the 34,459 patients whose health plans refuse to cover advanced treatment for high cholesterol, it could also be deadly.

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Tubing Mix-ups Pose New Dangers for Infants

Robin Rogers was 35 weeks pregnant when she began to suffer from significant vomiting and dehydration. She was admitted to the hospital near her home

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Keeping Asthma Medication within Patients’ Reach

A new bureaucratic obstacle could make it even harder for asthma patients to get the medicine they need. For several years now, high cost-sharing has

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Trials Data Raises Hopes in Cystic Fibrosis Community

Promising clinical trials data has excited patients with cystic fibrosis and their families.  But will access barriers dash their hopes for more and better treatment

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IfPA Offers the Physician’s Perspective on Oncology Value Models

What is good value in terms of cancer treatment?  The question, amid rising cancer care costs, has prompted a surge of oncology value models in

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Summit on Biologics and Biosimilars Tackles Choice, Switching & Patient Access

Physicians and patients are no longer asking if a biological medicine is the best choice, but – more likely – which biological medicine is the

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New AfPA Video Examines “The Interchangeability Promise”

First came biologics, then biosimilars.  And soon, explains a newly released video from The Alliance for Patient Access, patients can expect interchangeable biosimilars.  According to

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How to Achieve Hepatitis Elimination

Eliminating hepatitis B and C can be done, experts agree. And this week, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Access Worries Persist after ICER’s Arthritis Report, Meeting

A drug pricing watchdog group had its final say Friday on targeted arthritis treatments – and it may not be good news for patients. The

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Will Political Finger-pointing Dampen Zika Vaccine Efforts?

A vaccine for Zika virus is in the works with the potential to halt the devastating disease that’s spread to more than 5,000 people and

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