Welcome http://cmpi.org/index CMPI RSS Feed en-us Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:22:02 -0500 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:22:02 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Structure CMS 5.0 editor@cmpi.org (CMPI Editor) cpernice@psycloneinc.com (Christopher Pernice) Managed Care Magazine Launches Attack on Orphans http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/managed-care-magazine-launches-attack-on-orphans As the FDALawBlog points out, in some cases, a single orphan drug designation can result in multiple periods of orphan drug exclusivity. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:16:29 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/managed-care-magazine-launches-attack-on-orphans Cut FDA red tape so doctors can better treat patients http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cut-fda-red-tape-so-doctors-can-better-treat-patients Off-label prescribing has already has saved thousands of lives. The FDA ought to make it easier for doctors and patients to make the most informed treatment decisions possible. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:07:01 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cut-fda-red-tape-so-doctors-can-better-treat-patients When it comes to faster access to drugs, first do no harm http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/when-it-comes-to-faster-access-to-drugs-first-do-no-harm Whether it’s the practice of medicine or the development of public healthcare policy one rule applies – first do no harm. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:35:00 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/when-it-comes-to-faster-access-to-drugs-first-do-no-harm The False Promise of Drug-Price Controls http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-false-promise-of-drug-price-controls Fixing the prices of prescription drugs creates shortages and stifles research into new drugs. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:27:44 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-false-promise-of-drug-price-controls Selective Transparency http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/selective-transparency “Price transparency” has become the new health care mantra, especially with regards to prescription drugs. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:16:33 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/selective-transparency ICER Perpetuates the Opioid Crisis http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/icer-perpetuates-the-opioid-crisis The new ICER analysis enables cost-containment practices that will perpetuate this crisis. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:26:30 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/icer-perpetuates-the-opioid-crisis Peter Pitts discusses Scott Gottlieb and Healthcare Reform on the Bill Martinez Radio Show http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-scott-gottlieb-and-healthcare-reform-on-the-bill-martinez-radio-show CMPI President Peter Pitts discusses Senate confirmation process for Scott Gottlieb and the Healthcare Bill headed to the US Senate Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:20:00 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-scott-gottlieb-and-healthcare-reform-on-the-bill-martinez-radio-show Blue Cross Blue Shield BS on Rx $ http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/blue-cross-blue-shield-bs-on-rx The policy shop of BCBS has released a report about drug costs that is deliberately deceptive and misleading. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:01:41 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/blue-cross-blue-shield-bs-on-rx Safety Events Common in Newly Approved Drugs http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/safety-events-common-in-newly-approved-drugs Nearly one third of drugs newly approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are affected by safety issues that were not known at the time of approval, a study has shown. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:55:12 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/safety-events-common-in-newly-approved-drugs Peter Pitts on Healthcare Bill's Passage in US House http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-healthcare-bill-s-passage-in-us-house CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses passage of the GOP Healthcare Bill in the US House of Representatives Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:43:56 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-healthcare-bill-s-passage-in-us-house Making Drug Manufacturing Great Again http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/making-drug-manufacturing-great-again President Trump wants to lower drug prices and reinvigorate domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:18:33 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/making-drug-manufacturing-great-again Peter Pitts discusses progress of GOP Healthcare Bill on i24NEWS http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-progress-of-gop-healthcare-bill-on-i24news CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses GOP Healthcare Bill on i24NEWS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:07:51 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-progress-of-gop-healthcare-bill-on-i24news Peter Pitts on WOR 710 "In The Arena" http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-wor-710-in-the-arena CMPI President Peter Pitts weighs in on the healthcare debate Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:42:21 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-wor-710-in-the-arena Patients vs PBMs: The Movie http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patients-vs-pbms-the-movie Patients vs PBMs: The Movie Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:19:45 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patients-vs-pbms-the-movie Peter Pitts on Fox News: How the pharmaceutical industry fits into the opioid crisis http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-fox-news-how-the-pharmaceutical-industry-fits-into-the-opioid-crisis On 'Special Report,' Doug McKelway takes an in-depth look at the relationship between money and addiction Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:20:26 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-fox-news-how-the-pharmaceutical-industry-fits-into-the-opioid-crisis How Trump and the FDA Can Create a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Renaissance http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-trump-and-the-fda-can-create-a-pharmaceutical-manufacturing-renaissance In January, President Donald Trump said, “We have got to get our drug industry back.” Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:03:52 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-trump-and-the-fda-can-create-a-pharmaceutical-manufacturing-renaissance ICER Devalues People With Rheumatoid Arthritis http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/icer-devalues-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis ICER's 'studies' are the cold fusion experiments of health care economics. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:59:18 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/icer-devalues-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis Peter Pitts on CNBC: Revised 'bottom up' US healthcare bill delayed http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-cnbc-revised-bottom-up-us-healthcare-bill-delayed Peter Pitts of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest says he's "pretty positive" factions within the Republican party could work something out soon. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:32:54 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-on-cnbc-revised-bottom-up-us-healthcare-bill-delayed Gottlieb Likely to Take On Off-Label, Predictability at the FDA http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/gottlieb-likely-to-take-on-off-label-predictability-at-the-fda Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the right man in the right place at the right time. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:02:21 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/gottlieb-likely-to-take-on-off-label-predictability-at-the-fda CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses the American Health Care Act on i24News http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cmpi-president-peter-j-pitts-discusses-the-american-health-care-act-on-i24news CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses the American Health Care Act on i24News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:46:58 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cmpi-president-peter-j-pitts-discusses-the-american-health-care-act-on-i24news Peter Pitts discusses new GOP Healthcare Plan http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-new-gop-healthcare-plan Peter Pitts and Ethan Bearman debate the ins and outs of GOP's new healthcare plan Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:35:15 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-new-gop-healthcare-plan CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses the Opioid Crisis on i24NEWS http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cmpi-president-peter-j-pitts-discusses-the-opioid-crisis-on-i24news Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:16:38 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/cmpi-president-peter-j-pitts-discusses-the-opioid-crisis-on-i24news Pharmaceutical Industry Raises Issue with Cuomo's Drug Price Control Proposal http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pharmaceutical-industry-raises-issue-with-cuomo-s-drug-price-control-proposal CMPI President Peter Pitts appears on NY1 News to discuss Governor Cuomo's prescription drug proposal Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:18:34 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pharmaceutical-industry-raises-issue-with-cuomo-s-drug-price-control-proposal U.N.'s errant prescription for drug access http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/u-n-s-errant-prescription-for-drug-access The U.N.'s war on IP rights ignores the real barrier to drug access: insufficient medical infrastructure. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:12:25 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/u-n-s-errant-prescription-for-drug-access How Other Countries Freeload on U.S. Drug Research http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-other-countries-freeload-on-u-s-drug-research Letting Americans buy prescriptions from foreign retailers would impair the development of new cures. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:32:29 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-other-countries-freeload-on-u-s-drug-research Reduce drug prices by eliminating PBM rebates http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/reduce-drug-prices-by-eliminating-pbm-rebates Unless we end the rigged system of rebates, insurers, PBMs and drug companies will find themselves threatened with more government regulation. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:42:12 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/reduce-drug-prices-by-eliminating-pbm-rebates The Privacy Delusions Of Genetic Testing http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-privacy-delusions-of-genetic-testing Genetic-testing companies cannot guarantee privacy. And many are actively selling user data to outside parties. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:34:57 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-privacy-delusions-of-genetic-testing Controlling Cost Through Value http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/controlling-cost-through-value The supporters of Oregon bill LC-1285 are calling for pharmaceutical price controls. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:28:51 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/controlling-cost-through-value President Trump misunderstands what government drug price negotiations entail http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/president-trump-misunderstands-what-government-drug-price-negotiations-entail President Trump recently pledged to let federal officials negotiate the prices of drugs covered under Medicare. He claims this will save taxpayers billions of dollars. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:20:18 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/president-trump-misunderstands-what-government-drug-price-negotiations-entail Keep the feds out of drug pricing http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/keep-the-feds-out-of-drug-pricing Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:28:21 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/keep-the-feds-out-of-drug-pricing Pitts on EpiPen outrage: 'Perfect storm of stupidity' http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pitts-on-epipen-outrage-perfect-storm-of-stupidity Peter Pitts, former FDA associate commissioner and Center for Medicine in the Public Interest president, discusses FDA's role in the Mylan EpiPen outrage. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:18:37 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pitts-on-epipen-outrage-perfect-storm-of-stupidity Superbug Nightmare: The Danger of Taking Too Many Antibiotics http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/superbug-nightmare-the-danger-of-taking-too-many-antibiotics Former FDA associate commissioner and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest Peter Pitts is also sounding the alarm. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:44:53 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/superbug-nightmare-the-danger-of-taking-too-many-antibiotics Foreign meds, quality control http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/foreign-meds-quality-control Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:21:31 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/foreign-meds-quality-control Federal funds should go to medicine-makers http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/federal-funds-should-go-to-medicine-makers Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:16:23 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/federal-funds-should-go-to-medicine-makers America’s pain and opioid problem http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/america-s-pain-and-opioid-problem Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:12:50 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/america-s-pain-and-opioid-problem Stop meddling with Medicare http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/stop-meddling-with-medicare Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:09:03 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/stop-meddling-with-medicare Peter Pitts Discusses Expedited Reviews and the Current State of Drug Development http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-expedited-reviews-and-the-current-state-of-drug-development Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:38:23 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-expedited-reviews-and-the-current-state-of-drug-development Drug shortage policies still come up short http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/drug-shortage-policies-still-come-up-short Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:33:45 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/drug-shortage-policies-still-come-up-short A health care revolution threatened http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-health-care-revolution-threatened Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:28:56 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-health-care-revolution-threatened What to Do About Drug Shortages http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/what-to-do-about-drug-shortages Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:23:33 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/what-to-do-about-drug-shortages FDA won't hold companies responsible for independent user content on their social media properties http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-won-t-hold-companies-responsible-for-independent-user-content-on-their-social-media-properties Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:00:57 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-won-t-hold-companies-responsible-for-independent-user-content-on-their-social-media-properties A Social Media Manifesto http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-social-media-manifesto Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:48:21 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-social-media-manifesto There is a Sure Cure, But It's Not Covered by Your Health Insurance Plan http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-slow-catastrophe-unfolds-as-the-golden-age-of-antibiotics-comes-to-an-end Insurers have also embraced "fail first" policies to limit patients' access to cutting-edge treatments. Such policies require patients to use cheaper treatments first. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:39:44 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-slow-catastrophe-unfolds-as-the-golden-age-of-antibiotics-comes-to-an-end On Assignment: Bitter Pill http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/on-assignment-bitter-pill CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses Off-Label Prescribing on Dateline NBC Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:54:10 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/on-assignment-bitter-pill 360 Degree Global Trade and the Urgent Need for the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/360-degree-global-trade-and-the-urgent-need-for-the-trans-pacific-partnership When it comes to global trade, there is no value to living in the past. Wed, 11 May 2016 12:11:02 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/360-degree-global-trade-and-the-urgent-need-for-the-trans-pacific-partnership FDA takes step to improve generic drug competition http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-takes-step-to-improve-generic-drug-competition “This is a good circumstance of the FDA actually getting out in front of a problem before it becomes serious,” said Peter Pitts, a former associate FDA Commissioner. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:28:25 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-takes-step-to-improve-generic-drug-competition Single-payer health care unworkable, too costly http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/single-payer-health-care-unworkable-too-costly The real problem with a single-payer system, however, is much simpler: The approach has failed everywhere it has been tried — from Europe to Canada to Sanders’ own state of Vermont. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:11:45 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/single-payer-health-care-unworkable-too-costly ‘Patent Death Squads’ vs. Innovation http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patent-death-squads-vs-innovation If hedge funds and copycats continue to take advantage of the PTAB’s bias against patent holders, it will choke off funding for lifesaving medicines. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:29:11 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patent-death-squads-vs-innovation Obamacare's slippery slope to single-payer system http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/obamacare-s-slippery-slope-to-single-payer-system When it comes to health insurance available through Obamacare, the only thing that seems to be "universal" about it is disappointment. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:21:28 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/obamacare-s-slippery-slope-to-single-payer-system Congress must protect vital drug patents from Wall Street attacks http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/congress-must-protect-vital-drug-patents-from-wall-street-attacks Cutting-edge treatments for diseases affecting millions of Americans are threatened by Wall Street’s latest moneymaking scheme. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:05:52 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/congress-must-protect-vital-drug-patents-from-wall-street-attacks