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Providing a Patient-Driven Experience

As the “patient-as-consumer” culture enables patients to consider all their varied care options, they increasingly want to be involved not only by participating in clinical trials, but also by accelerating product development and the availability of…

Could CMS Policies Impact Investments in CAR T-cell Therapies and Other Innovative Treatments?

Clinical pathways that include CAR T-cell therapy as an option must integrate appropriate guidance on its use and settings of care.

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Put Your Patient Services Program to the Test

How well do you really know your patients? Global Genes reports that therapy adherence in the rare disease space can vary from 58 to 65 percent, a troubling statistic for our industry, and most importantly, the…

How Could Policy Changes to Protected Classes Impact Part D Access and Contracting?

(Content Updated 5/17) CMS Protected Class Rule Finalized, Slightly Loosened for Biopharma Following CMS’ 2018 proposed rule allowing for new protected class exceptions and a comment period for stakeholders through the beginning of this year, CMS…

Will the U.S. adopt global reference pricing?

This article was written for Med Ad News Magazine There are many things that Americans get from outside our U.S. borders. Our top imports include oil, machines, and cars; our iTunes and Spotify accounts are stocked…

Pathways for Paying for Rare Disease Treatments

This article was written for the Journal of Clinical Pathways Determining how to pay for the treatment of uncommon yet serious diseases is an important consideration in terms of sustainability and patient access. Novel and expensive…

CMO Perspective on World without Medicare Rebates

Written for Med Ad News Magazine by Dr. Richard Stefanacci For chief medical officers (MO) of health systems, a world without Medicare rebates complicates the selection of a preferred treatment while also opening opportunities for improved…

Engaging Patients in Care Through Greater Access to Medical Records and Clinical Pathways

This article was written for Journal of Clinical Pathways. Without interoperability of medical records between health systems, patients are the best chance for the medical system to provide continuity of care when medical records from a…

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New start versus switch patients for biosimilars?

Over the last several years, European market demand for biosimilars has accelerated with the entry of biosimilars for many reference biologics, including high-value molecules such as adalimumab, infliximab and etanercept. However, there have been reported variations…

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Care pathways—do you know where your biosimilars are used?

Biological therapies are often very expensive, putting pressure on healthcare budgets that are already restricted and potentially resulting in a decrease in patient access to treatment, in Europe biosimilar versions have been eagerly awaited in many…