Reforming the 340B Program

Named for section 340B of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, Congress enacted the 340B Drug Pricing Program so uninsured and indigent populations treated at community health centers, hemophilia treatment centers, black lung clinics, and non-profit hospitals can get...

ICER Value Framework

WHAT IS ICER? An organization most patients never heard of is now hard at work determining whether recently approved drugs for serious and often life-threatening diseases should be covered by private health plans and made available to patients. Called the Institute...
The Need for Oral Parity

The Need for Oral Parity

In the world of Catch-22 situations, few dilemmas are more egregious for cancer patients than having to pay five times as much for treatment simply because they swallow a pill. Yet, this is the case today because Medicare and commercial health plans do not cover – and...