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Pharmaceutical Research & Development in a Value-Based Healthcare System

At the last annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, several of us spoke on pharmaceutical research and development in the quickly emerging value-driven healthcare system. Topics focused on the impact of value-based benefit designs, comparative effectiveness research, and government policies on the development of new drugs and biologics: Research and Development in the Current Healthcare System: An...

Comparative Effectiveness Research: AHRQ Plan for $300 million in New Research, Patient Registries, Infrastructure, and Dissemination

The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced plans for spending its $300 million share of the $1.1 billion Congress appropriated for comparative effectiveness research (CER) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or Recovery Act for short). AHRQ plans to solicit grant applications this fall and award grants and contracts by spring...

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