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Some States May Lack Facilities for Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Residents

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center Develop Mapping-Tool to Identify Counties Where Residents May Face Access Issues WASHINGTON, DC – DEC. 16, 2020 — As the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history gets underway, several states may not have a sufficient number of facilities in some areas to administer the… Read more »

West Health announces formation of Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA)

Experts from leading academic institutions to provide independent analysis of policies designed to lower drug costs and spending WASHINGTON, DC – Dec. 7, 2020 — The West Health Policy Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy research and education organization, announced today the formation of the Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA), a group made up… Read more »

1 in 2 Americans Fear a Major Health Event Could Lead to Bankruptcy

West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare Survey Finds Growing Fears of Financial Ruin Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, DC — September 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy,… Read more »

9 in 10 Americans Concerned Pharmaceutical Industry Will Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices

Fears abound of COVID-19 crisis worsening affordability challenges of U.S. healthcare system. WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — June 18, 2020 — Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55%) or “somewhat” (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices. Similarly, 84% are very or somewhat… Read more »