REGISTER NOW! Will Value-based Care Save the Health Care System?

Will Value-based Care Save the Health Care System?
March 2, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Value-based health care is one of the most pressing topics in health care finance and policy today. Value-based payment structures are widely touted as critical to controlling runaway health care costs, but are often difficult for health care entities to incorporate into their existing infrastructures. Because value-based health care initiatives have bipartisan support, it is likely that these programs will continue to play a major role in both the public and private health insurance systems. As such, there is a pressing need to evaluate the implementation of these initiatives thus far and to discuss the direction that American health care financing will take in the coming years.

To explore this important issue, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is collaborating with Ropes & Gray LLP to host a one-day conference on value-based health care. This event will bring together scholars, health law practitioners, and health care entities to evaluate the impact of value-based health care on the American health care system.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now!

Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund and Ropes & Gray LLP.

Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

By Ameet Sarpatwari, Michael S. Sinha, and Aaron S. Kesselheim

Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues relevant to current or potential future work in the Division.

Below are the abstracts/summaries for papers identified from the month of December. The selections feature topics ranging from the benefits, limitations, and value of abuse-deterrent opioids; to PDUFA VI; to Medicare formulary restrictions for prescription opioids. A full posting of abstracts/summaries of these articles may be found on our website.

  1. Curfman GD, Beletsky L, Sarpatwari A. Benefits, Limitations, and Value of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Darrow JJ, Beall RF, Kesselheim AS. Will inter partes review speed US generic drug entry? Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Dec 8;35(12):1139-1141.
  3. Darrow JJ, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS. Speed, Safety, and Industry Funding—From PDUFA I to PDUFA VI. N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 7;377(23):2278-2286.
  4. Dave CV, Hartzema A, Kesselheim AS. Prices of Generic Drugs Associated with Numbers of Manufacturers. N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 28;377(36):2597-2598.
  5. Hwang TJ, Darrow JJ, Kesselheim AS. The FDA’s Expedited Programs and Clinical Development Times for Novel Therapeutics, 2012-2016. JAMA. 2017 Dec 5;318(21):2137-2138.
  6. Miller JE, Wilenzick M, Ritcey N, Ross JS, Mello MM. Measuring clinical trial transparency: an empirical analysis of newly approved drugs and large pharmaceutical companies. BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 5;7(12). [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Pinnow E, Amr S, Bentzen SM, Brajovic S, Hungerford L, St George DM, Dal Pan G. Postmarket Safety Outcomes for New Molecular Entity (NME) Drugs Approved by the Food and Drug Administration Between 2002 and 2014. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Samuels EA, Ross JS, Dhruva SS. Medicare Formulary Coverage Restrictions for Prescription Opioids, 2006 to 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19;167(12):895-896.