CVS Caremark’s foray into cost-effectiveness analysis raises questions about the future of prescription medicines in America

Written By: Americans spend more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world. In a move to address this, CVS Caremark announced in August that it would allow self-funded insurers to exclude from their plan any drug launched at… Continue Reading

Drug Pricing Value Assessment Methods in the United States: The National Pharmaceutical Council Viewpoint

Written by Swarali Tadwalkar, MPH, Guest Blogger and Research Intern at HealthEconomics.Com Drug prices are the fastest-growing part of healthcare costs, and everyone – from patients, to physicians, policy-makers, and pharmaceutical companies – are grappling with price-setting and drug value assessment.… Continue Reading

Good, Bad, or Indifferent on Drug Pricing: A Value Benchmark Approach for Newly Launched Drugs in the United States.

Hardly a day goes by without a new article being published in the mainstream press or a medical journal discussing drug pricing.  The cost of drugs is a hot potato topic at medical meetings, pharma conference rooms, government hearings, and… Continue Reading