Pharm D Corner

Insights from doctors of pharmacy.
MIMI CHEN, PHARMD
Amid heightened focus on prescription drug prices and slow progress from Congress, states are taking matters into their own hands. California is the prime example. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed SB 17 into law early last month. The law requires drug makers to report price hikes that accumulate…
HARMAN KAUR
Back in the 20th century, many physicians conducted home visits. Whether it was for a serious illness or a minor problem like a common cold, patients had access to doctors without leaving their homes. Today, many patients don’t have proper access to physicians at a health care facility, let alone…
SIMI MATHEW
With prices hitting new highs, payers are more interested than ever in seeing evidence that the drugs they pay for will perform as well as they did in clinical trials. They’re also looking at outcomes beyond narrow clinical endpoints such as blood pressure and placing emphasis on improvements in quality…
MIMI CHEN, PHARMD
In a time of deep partisan division, the 21st Century Cures Act stands out as an exception to the rule. The law passed late last year with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans and was signed into law by former President Obama. The Cures Act is intended to modernize and accelerate medical…

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