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Key Resources related to Drug Pricing

The Real Price of Medications - US PIRG surveys variations in prescription drug prices

Prescription for Poverty - Oxfam report shows how 4 pharma companies systematically hide their profits in overseas tax havens. This activity could deprive developing countries of more than $100 million every year. 

Overpatented, Overpriced: How Excessive Pharmaceutical Patenting is Extending Monopolies and Driving up Drug Prices. This report analyzes the twelve best selling drugs in the United States and reveals that drugmakers file hundreds of patent applications – the vast majority of which are granted1 – to extend their monopolies far beyond the twenty years of protection intended under U.S. patent law.

Access to Vaccines Index: The first landscape analysis showing how vaccine companies are responding to calls to increase access to vaccines.

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark:  The first detailed analysis of pharma company action against AMR, covering antimicrobial R&D, responsible manufacturing and appropriate access and stewardship

Fact Sheet - The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2018

Snapshots of Recent State Initiatives in Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Control

Publications from The Commonwealth Fund on prescription drugs

Key Resources related to the Opioid Epidemic 

Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Offers a searchable state-wide map for statistics about opioid-related hospital care, including hospitalization trends between 2009-2014, and hospitalizations in 2014 broken down by patient age, sex, geographic area and income. Information is now available at the county level for 32 states, including opioid-related hospitalization discharges and rates per 100,000 population.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States. NSDUH began in 1971 and is conducted every year in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Information from NSDUH is used to support prevention and treatment programs, monitor substance use trends, estimate the need for treatment and inform public health policy.  Access 2016 data here.

The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis: $504 Billion- the estimated total economic cost of the opioid crisis in 2015, accounting for 2.8% of gross domestic product.

Resources on Opioid Overdose Prevention 


Key Resources for Health

Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Corporations on Domestic Health Issues. ICCR's position on and recommendations relevant to domestic health issues.  

The Human Toll of Unaffordable Medicines - Five stories of Americans struggling with the cost of everyday medicines.

Key Resources for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Kaiser Family Foundation. A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people.


Key Resources for the Health Insurance Sector

Sustainability Accounting Standard: Health Care Sector - Managed Care. SASB's disclosure guidance and accounting standards for the managed care health care sector.

The Three R's of Health Insurance. From the Commonwealth Fund; the Three R’s refer to something very different: risk corridors, reinsurance, and risk adjustment.

The Commonwealth Fund: Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Key Design Decisions for State-Based Exchanges.

Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful Thoughtful Manner: Treasury Secretary on postponing ACA reporting requirements.


Key Resources for the Employer Sector
A Shared Responsibility: Employers and the Affordable Care Act. The Commonwealth Fund analyses how both employers and employees must "share responsibilities" under the new Affordable Care Act


Key Resources for the Medical Device Sector

Sustainability Accounting Standard: Health Care Sector - Medical Equipment. SASB's disclosure guidance and accounting standards for the medical equipment health care sector.

Excise Tax on Medical Devices Should Not Be Repealed. A 2013 report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, about how industry lobbyists distort tax's impact

Ernst & Young:  "Pulse of the Industry: Medical Technology Report 2013". Describes the three main trends impacting the medical technology sector: the move toward value-based health care, growing regulatory pressures, and resource constraints within the industry itself.


Key Resources for the Pharmaceutical Sector

Sustainability Accounting Standard: Health Care Sector - Pharma. SASB's disclosure guidance and accounting standards for the pharmaceutical health care sector.

Sustainability Accounting Standard: Health Care Sector - Biotechnology. SASB's disclosure guidance and accounting standards for the biotechnology health care sector.

PharmaFutures: Global Pathways to Value. Report examining the changing societal expectations affecting pharmaceutical companies.

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing US.  How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care system. 


Key Resources for Global Health

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2020 - Which pharma companies are making progress on AMR? This new AtM report looks at recent progress.

The Access to Medicines Index - The Index analyses 20 of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical companies on how they make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics more accessible in low- and middle-income countries



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