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January 2023 Sanket S. Dhruva, Marcus A. Bachhuber, Ashwin Shetty, Hayden Guidry, Vinay Guduguntla, Rita F. Redberg,
Ideally, medical care is based on diagnostics and treatments for health conditions that have evidence that their benefits outweigh any potential… More
May 2022 Huseyin Naci, Ilias Kyriopoulos, William B. Feldman, Thomas J. Hwang, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Amitabh Chandra,
This study finds that newly approved drugs are frequently subject to formulary exclusions and restrictions such as prior authorization in Medicare Part D plans. More
March 2022 Julie Donohue, PhD,
In 1993, Stephen Soumerai and coauthors published “A Critical Analysis of Studies of State Drug Reimbursement Policies: Research in Need of… More
March 2022 Lindor Qunaj, Anna Kaltenboeck, Peter B. Bach,
This study by Lindor Qunaj of Montefiore Medical Center and colleagues finds that compulsory licensing, a practice whereby national authorities can enable the production of a generic before the original patent expires, is rarely used to address drug prices and, when used, is unlikely to contribute to price discounts. More
August 2021 Liam Bendicksen, Benjamin N. Rome, Jerry Avorn, Aaron S. Kesselheim,
Context: Rising prescription drug costs are consuming a growing proportion of state and private budgets. In response, lawmakers have experimented with… More
June 2021 Richard G. Frank, Thomas G. McGuire, Ian Nason,
Context: The image of generic drugs as a commodity sold in competitive markets is an oversimplification, as evidenced by increasing accounts of price… More
April 2021 George Maliha, Sara Gerke, I. Glenn Cohen, Ravi B. Parikh,
After more than a decade of promise and hype, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finally making inroads into clinical… More
October 2020 Maximilian Salcher-Konrad, Huseyin Naci, Courtney Davis,
Context: Regulatory agencies are increasingly required to make market approval decisions for new drugs on the basis of limited clinical evidence, a… More
December 2019 Amanda I. Mauri, Tarlise N. Townsend, Rebecca L. Haffajee,
States have implemented a number of preventive measures to address the health consequences of opioid misuse and addiction. In a new review of evaluations of these policies, the University of Michigan’s Amanda Mauri and colleagues conclude that robust prescription drug monitoring programs reduce opioid prescribing if they include features like requiring practitioners to check an electronic database before prescribing and obtaining prior authorization for high-risk opioids. More
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