Week in review: The latest from PhRMA

Happy New Year! Check out the latest from PhRMA this week.

Priscilla VanderVeerJanuary 8, 2016

Week in review: The latest from PhRMA.

week-in-review.jpgRising deductibles and out-of-pocket costs:  A new Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times survey outlined the challenges Americans, even those with insurance, are having with medical bills. The findings align with previous reports about rising deductibles and out-of-pocket costs in health insurance plans.  Read more about what they’re saying.

Medicare Monday:  2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of the implementation of Medicare Part D.  We’re celebrating the start of this milestone with a look back at the top 5 Part D posts of 2015.

Health & well-being: The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will host the Building Community Health & Wellbeing symposium in Crystal City, VA, on Feb. 23 to discuss how innovative programs and unique partnerships could change the way we think about community health. Check out our guest post from Maureen Simmons, chief development officer of ACPM, to learn more about promoting healthy lifestyles in local communities.

ICYMI in 2015:  A series of new state-specific fact sheets from RxEconomics, LLC, in collaboration with PhRMA, highlight the economic burden of treating Medicaid recipients with hepatitis C and the opportunity for newer and more effective medicines to lower health care costs with greater efficacy. Learn more about the importance of acknowledging the value that innovative treatments provide in managing long-term health care spending.

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