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Improving patient health is the primary goal of patient care and better access to treatments not only improves overall health outcomes but can also provide a source of savings to the healthcare system. By reducing spending on other non-drug medical expenses, medicines help prevent the worsening of underlying disease, reduce the burden on caregivers and, improve workforce productivity.

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Chart Pack: Biopharmaceuticals in Perspective, Fall 2020

This chart pack provides facts and figures about prescription medicines and their role in the health care system. Data and information in this publication were drawn from a wide range of sources, including government reports and peer-reviewed journals. PhRMA hopes this publication provides useful context for discussions regarding the role of medicines and the US economy.

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Chart Pack: Medicines in Medicaid

Medicaid provides health insurance for 1 in 5 vulnerable Americans, including children, pregnant women, seniors, and those with serious diseases, providing them with access to needed medications with low to no cost sharing.

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Chart Pack: Medicines in 340B

The 340B program was originally created in 1992 to help safety-net facilities, like clinics and hospitals, that serve a large number of vulnerable or uninsured patients. The program requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide steep discounts to these facilities as a condition of their medicines being covered by Medicaid. Today, however, the 340B program bears little resemblance to what Congress envisioned.

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Chart Pack: Medicines in Medicare Part B

Medicare is the government program that insures many of the nation’s retirees and Americans with disabilities. This chapter contains information on prescription drug coverage under Part B, which generally covers medications administered by a physician, like injected or infused vaccines and medicines. The medicines covered by Part B represent significant medical advances, including breakthroughs in cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune conditions.

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Chart Pack: Medicines in Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers some health care services and coverage to a special population – veterans with service-related disabilities and, in some cases, their families. The VA offers a narrower drug benefit and serves a smaller population than Medicare and Medicaid. Many veterans use other coverage for their medicines rather than rely exclusively on VA coverage.

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Chart Pack Cancer Medicines Value in Context

The latest Cancer Medicines Value in Context chart pack dives deep into the research to illustrate how the biopharmaceutical industry leads the fight against the more than 200 diseases we call cancer.

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Chart Pack: Rare Diseases and the Orphan Drug Act

Collectively, rare diseases aren't so rare. This chart pack explores how orphan medicines and venture capital investment meet the need and help 30 million Americans.

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Chart Pack Value of Personalized Medicine

This chart pack provides facts and figures about the promise of personalized medicine in delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right dose the first time through the use of molecular biomarker tests and targeted therapies.