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Visit BioCentury02-17-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discussed recent proposed changes to Medicare Part D that would limit patient access to some drugs (Subscription required)— BioCentury

 

Visit BioCentury TV02-09-14— National Health Council Chief Executive Officer Myrl Weinberg participates in a discussion about multiple chronic conditions — BioCentury TV

 

Visit Washington Post02-04-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin comments on the use of drug company assistance programs in the health insurance marketplace— Washington Post

 

Visit Comcast Newsmakers02-04-14— NHC Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Gascho discusses PuttingPatientsFirst.net - the NHC's new website designed to help people learn about the health insurance exchanges— Comcast Newsmakers

 

Visit Health News Colorado01-29-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discusses how the tools on puttingpatientsfirst.net will help people with chronic conditions select health insurance plans— Health News Colorado

 

Visit Portland Business Journal01-29-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin talks about how picking the wrong health plan can increase out-of-pocket costs— Portland Business Journal

 

Visit Forbes01-28-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin talks about concerns people with chronic conditions have about the benefits offered in new health care plans— Forbes

 

Visit CNN Money01-28-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discusses the safeguards put in place to protect people with chronic diseases and disabilities— CNN Money

 

View PDF01-02-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discusses how the Affordable Care Act has impacted people with chronic diseases and disabilities

 

Visit The Pink Sheet01-02-14— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discussed CMS's suggested formulary transition and potential drug access limitations (Subscription required)— The Pink Sheet

 

Visit Kaiser Health News12-31-13— NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin discusses how out-of-pocket costs may cause serious problems for people with chronic diseases and disabilities— Kaiser Health News

 

Visit Conversations12-12-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg participates in a discussion on the biggest health care accomplishments of 2013, and what's coming in 2014— Conversations

 

Visit Washington Post12-11-13— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discusses the fact that information on doctor networks and drug formularies is not typically available on the health insurance marketplace— Washington Post

 

Visit Washington Post12-09-13— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin discusses concerns over inadequate drug coverage in the health insurance marketplace— Washington Post

 

Visit Sodexo Quality of Life Services12-03-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg discusses how technology has impacted health care (page 12)— Sodexo Quality of Life Services

 

View PDF11-21-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin talks about the key information that people with chronic diseases and disabilities need to know about the Affordable Care Act - Psoriasis Advance

 

Visit New York Times11-04-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg comments on the ruling that federal insurance exchanges and subsidies are not federal health care programs— New York Times

 

Visit National Journal10-22-13— NHC EVP & COO discusses the lack of information on the Affordable Care Act's online insurance exchanges and the resulting impact on people with chronic diseases and disabilities— National Journal

 

Visit Inside Health Reform10-22-13— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin talks about the need to engage patients that have participated in clinical trials (Subscription required)— Inside Health Reform

 

Visit Scrip Intelligence10-16-13— EVP & COO Marc Boutin talks about the importance of using clinical trial data to help people with chronic diseases and disabilities— Scrip Intelligence

 

Visit AJPB10-11-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg writes about how the regulations that will guide health plans available in the new health insurance marketplace may actually impede access to essential medicines— AJPB

 

Visit The Pink Sheet10-07-13— Making CER Findings Relevant Requires Putting Results in Context - PCORI Board (Subscription required)— The Pink Sheet

 

Visit Conversations10-01-13— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin comments on the one year anniversary of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V)— Conversations

 

Visit LillyPad09-23-13— MODDERN Cures in the House— LillyPad

 

Visit Conversations09-18-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discussed the importance of patient engagement in the drug development process— Conversations

 

Visit Kaiser Health News09-10-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discusses the importance of picking the right health insurance plans for people with chronic diseases and disabilities— Kaiser Health News

 

Visit BioCentury09-02-13— NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin talks about the importance of patient engagement during clinical trials (Subscription required)— BioCentury

 

Visit Reuters08-23-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin stated that ACA delay creates additional barriers to health care— Reuters

 

Visit AJMC08-21-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg discusses the NHC stratification tool designed to help measure benefit-risk and capture patient input— AJMC

 

Visit Health Plan Week08-19-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses the ACA delay that puts off out-of-pockets limits until 2015(Free registration required to view article)— Health Plan Week

 

Visit ABC News08-14-13— NHC Vice President of Communications and Marketing Nancy Hughes explains how the delay in limiting out-of-pocket costs will impact patient access to care— ABC News

 

Visit CNBC08-14-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin talked about the impact that the ACA delay will have on people with chronic diseases and disabilities— CNBC

 

Visit NPR08-13-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Marc Boutin interviewed about delays in implementing limits on out-of-pockets expenses— NPR

 

Visit Wall Street Journal08-13-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin talks about how delays in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will impact people with chronic diseases and disabilities— Wall Street Journal

 

Visit Modern Healthcare08-13-13— The NHC responded to a request by America's Health Insurance Plans for a delay in enforcement against any insurance exchange violations (Free registration required to view article)— Modern Healthcare

 

Visit US News & World Report08-13-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg discusses how a delay in limiting out-of-pocket costs will harm people with complex chronic conditions and disabilities— US News & World Report

 

Visit Politico Pulse08-13-13— NHC Executive Vice President & COO Marc Boutin discussed the request for a one-year delay of exchange enforcement— Politico Pulse

 

Visit New York Times08-12-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg states that the delay in limiting out-of-pocket costs could cost people with chronic conditions tens of thousands of dollars a year— New York Times

 

Visit Inside Health08-07-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discusses the Department of Labor's decision to allow separate out-of-pocket limits for different benefits in 2014 (Subscription required)— Inside Health

 

Visit Politico Pulse08-07-13— NHC letter to Department of Labor concerning multiple out-of-pocket costs is featured in Politico Pulse— Politico Pulse

 

Visit Modern Healthcare08-07-13— Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin comments on the government's decision to not reverse a policy that could increase out-of-pocket costs (Free registration required to view article) — Modern Healthcare

 

Visit Conversations07-17-13— NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin contributed to Conversations, a new blog created by PhRMA to facilitate discussion about health care. Boutin's piece focused on drug research and development— Conversations

 

Visit Conversations07-11-13— NHC Chief Executive Officer Myrl Weinberg wrote about how individualized health plans can help people with chronic conditions— Conversations

 

Visit The Source06-25-13— The NHC saluted for its effort to bring about a more patient-focused drug development process — The Source

 

Visit Conversations06-25-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg contributes to Conversations, a new webpage created by PhRMA to facilitate discussion about health care— Conversations

 

Visit Bloomberg BNA06-14-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin on conflict-of-interest rules and how they impact access to safe and effective medicines (Subscription required)— Bloomberg BNA

 

Visit AJMC06-07-13— NHC President Myrl Weinberg on the doubling of out-of-pocket maximums— AJMC

 

Visit Inside Health05-20-13— NHC urges FDA to discuss Benefit/Risk framework. (Subscription required)— Inside Health

 

Visit Cancer Today Magazine05-15-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses the Orphan Drugs Act— Cancer Today Magazine

 

Visit Law36005-15-13— NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin talks about the importance of integrating patient perspectives in the drug development process (Subscription required)— Law360

 

Visit Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News05-08-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses PCORI and the importance of patient engagement— Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

 

Visit BioCentury05-06-13— NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin discusses the development of a stratification tool that is being designed to help the FDA collect patient input (Subscription required)— BioCentury

 

Visit BioCentury03-25-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses the FDA's draft benefit-risk framework (Subscription required) — BioCentury

 

Visit PCORI News Release03-21-13— NHC Chief Executive Officer Myrl Weinberg issues a statement on the appointment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's new Chief Officer for Engagement — PCORI News Release

 

Visit Inside Health03-18-13— Boutin comments on report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General highlighting inefficiencies in the FDA's drug Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) - Subscription required — Inside Health

 

Visit BioCentury TV03-17-13— NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg interviewed about the MODDERN Cures Act to advance the discovery of new treatments and new diagnostics— BioCentury TV

 

Visit Law36003-13-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin offers the patient perspective on the FDA's draft report for creating a benefit-risk framework. (Subscription required)— Law360

 

Visit FDA Week03-08-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin offers the patient perspective on the FDA's draft report for creating a benefit-risk framework. (Subscription required)— FDA Week

 

Visit Wall Street Journal02-21-13— NHC Executive Vice President Marc Boutin on the release of the final rule for essential health benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act (Subscription required)— Wall Street Journal

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits02-01-13— NHC President Myrl Weinberg on the need for a process to evaluate the usability of research findings — American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit BioCentury01-28-13— NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses the concept of "limited-use pathways" for medications. (Subscription required to read)— BioCentury

 

Visit Huffington Post12-21-12— Commentary by NHC President Myrl Weinberg on essential health benefits — Huffington Post

 

Visit Modern Healthcare11-20-12— Article on the essential health benefits proposed regulation as indicated by the Affordable Care Act. Includes mention of the National Health Council — Modern Healthcare

 

Visit Inside Health Policy11-20-12— Article on essential health benefits proposed rule. Includes mention of the National Health Council (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

View PDF11-12-12— BioCentury recently featured NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discussing the ramifications of the November 2012 elections on the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act and sequestrations on its weekly television program and in it' trade publication.

 

11-01-12— NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin spoke at the October 11, 2012, Health Affairs briefing on "Current Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research." After the briefing, Boutin participated in three short interviews with NHC member the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC).

 

Visit Inside Health Policy 10-19-12— Comments by Boutin on essential health benefits as directed by the Affordable Care Act (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Inside Health Policy 10-19-12— Comments by NHC Director of Government Affairs Eric Gascho on the the FDA's patient-focused drug development disease list (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Health Affairs10-01-12— Article by Boutin on importance of ensuring comparative effectiveness research is done right by establishing usefulness criteria, developing a means of evaluating research findings against those criteria, and engaging both patients and the organizations that represent them throughout the research process— Health Affairs

 

Visit GenomeWeb10-01-12— Article on HR 6446, a bill introduced in the House of Representatives, aimed to create incentives for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests. Includes a mention of the National Health Council (Subscription Required)— GenomeWeb

 

Visit Inside Health Policy09-27-12— Comments by Boutin on potential across-the-board cuts to HHS Agencies mandated by sequestration (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Avalere Health/Elsevier Webinar 09-19-12— Boutin discussed benefit-risk from a patient perspective. He was a speaker on the Webinar, "Do Innovative Products Need Innovative Reviews? Perspectives on Innovation in a Data-Driven World." To skip to his comments, move the button below the video screen to the time of 26.23. — Avalere Health/Elsevier Webinar

 

Visit Inside Health Policy08-21-12— Comments by Weinberg on greater involvement of patients in FDA regulatory review process (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Law36008-16-12— Article on a provision in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) that will get patients involved earlier in the Food and Drug Administration's drug and device review process. Includes comments by Weinberg (Subscription Required)— Law360

 

Visit The Food and Drug Law Institute 08-08-12— Article by Boutin on aligning the benefit-risk drug evaluations, stipulated by PDUFA V, with the needs of patients— The Food and Drug Law Institute

 

Visit Inside Health Policy08-07-12— Article on specialty-drug tiers in essential health benefits. Includes comments by Boutin (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits08-01-12— Myrl Weinberg commentary on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and its ramifications for medical research— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Nature07-10-12— Comments by Boutin on FDA establishing a risk-benefit framework— Nature

 

Visit Nature06-20-12— Comments by Marc Boutin at the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. — Nature

 

Visit Putting Patients First06-18-12— Patient advocacy organizations and the supreme court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— Putting Patients First

 

Visit Bend Bulletin06-14-12— Comments by Boutin in article on specialty tier prescription drugs (Subscription Required)— Bend Bulletin

 

View PDF06-01-12— Article on Chris and Hugh Hempel, a couple that have started their own biotech company to conduct a clinical trial for a rare disease that their twin daughters have, Niemann-Pick Type C disease. Article references the MODDERN Cures Act. — Good Housekeeping

 

Visit Bloomberg News05-17-12— Comments by Boutin in article on personalized medicine— Bloomberg News

 

Visit the Pink Sheet05-07-12— Article on FDA Patient Network's Inaugural Meeting. Includes comments by NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin (Subscription Required)— the Pink Sheet

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits05-01-12— Myrl Weinberg commentary on the US Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Inside Health Policy04-13-12— Article on Joint letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on the proposed Essential Health Benefits (EHB) prescription drug formulary. Includes comments by Marc Boutin (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Law36004-13-12— Article on Joint letter to the HHS Secretary Sebelius on the proposed EHBs. Includes comments by Boutin (Subscription Required)— Law360

 

Visit California Healthcare Institute Blog03-02-12— Comments by NHC's EVP & COO Marc Boutin on HealthResearchFunding.Org, NHC's database of unfunded but worthy health research proposals— California Healthcare Institute Blog

 

Visit NIH PPP Advisor03-01-12— Article on NHC's database HealthResearchFunding.Org titled, "Giving Patients Hope by Helping Researchers Find Funding," by Marc Boutin— NIH PPP Advisor

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits03-01-12— Myrl Weinberg commentary on the FDA's Sentinel Initiative and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI), two initiatives that will add to the timely generation of evidence and support the generation of new insight into the safety of medicines and treatment effectiveness— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Fiscal Times02-27-12— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) public meeting to discuss its research agenda— Fiscal Times

 

Visit American Medical News02-13-12— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on essential health benefits (EHBs) as outlined within the Affordable Care Act — American Medical News

 

Visit BIOtechNOW01-12-12— Article by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin on the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)— BIOtechNOW

 

Visit Investor's Business Daily01-03-12— Article titled, "Innovation, Not Spending Cuts, Improves Health Care." Includes mention of the MODDERN Cures Act — Investor's Business Daily

 

Visit Inside Health Policy12-20-11— Article on a Memorandum to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight describing NHC's suggested framework for determining Essential Health Benefits (Subscription Required)— Inside Health Policy

 

Visit Politico12-15-11— Comments by Marc Boutin in article on establishing essential health benefits (EHBs) as outlined within the Affordable Care Act — Politico

 

Visit FDA Week12-05-11— Article on the MODDERN Cures Act of 2011, including comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin - subscription required— FDA Week

 

Visit H.R.349711-15-11— NHC is leading patient advocacy organization support for H.R.3497: A bill to promote the development of meaningful treatments for patients, also known as the MODDERN Cures Solution, introduced by Representative Leonard Lance— H.R.3497

 

Visit Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News11-07-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) — Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

 

Visit The Hill10-10-11— Comments by NHC in article on the Institute of Medicine's recommendations for establishing essential health benefits (EHBs) as outlined within the Affordable Care Act — The Hill

 

Visit Washington Post10-07-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on the Institute of Medicine's recommendations for establishing EHB's— Washington Post

 

Visit Wall Street Journal10-07-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on the Institute of Medicine's recommendations for establishing EHB's— Wall Street Journal

 

Visit The Hill09-08-11— Article by NHC President Myrl Weinberg and Sally Greenberg, the Executive Director of The National Consumers League, on balancing the needs of consumers and patients in reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)— The Hill

 

Visit HealthInsuranceSort.com09-08-11— Comments by NHC President Myrl Weinberg in article about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), established as part of the Affordable Care Act — HealthInsuranceSort.com

 

Visit Scrip09-02-11— Comments by NHC President Myrl Weinberg in article on the proposed agreement for the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) (Subscription Required)— Scrip

 

Visit Commonwealth Fund08-08-11— The CQ Healthbeat article (below) about the NHC's essential health benefits briefing was reposted on the Commonwealth Fund's website — Commonwealth Fund

 

Visit CQ HealthBeat08-03-11— Article on NHC's briefing on Essential Health Benefits titled "All Eyes Turn To Essential Health Benefits Package As The Next Big Thing" (Subscription Required)— CQ HealthBeat

 

Visit Inside Health Policy08-03-11— Article on NHC's Essential Health Benefits briefing titled "Group Urges Strong Patient Protections In HHS Essential Health Benefits Package" (Subscription Required) — Inside Health Policy

 

Visit PoliticoPro08-03-11— Article on NHC's Essential Health Benefits Briefing titled "Chronic Disease Groups Support Broad Benefits" (Subscription Required) — PoliticoPro

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits08-01-11— Myrl Weinberg commentary on NHC's draft legislation the MODDERN Cures Solution. This initiative will speed up the development of new and better treatments for patients with chronic diseases and disabilities — American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit FDA News07-11-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review process - subscription required— FDA News

 

Visit The Gray Sheet06-27-11— Interview with AdvaMedDx Executive Director Andrew Fish including description and comments on the MODDERN Cures Solution based on an interview with Eric Gascho, NHC Associate Director of Government Affairs (Subscription Required)— The Gray Sheet

 

Visit FDA Week06-15-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on the MODDERN Cures Solution - subscription required — FDA Week

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits06-02-11— Myrl Weinberg commentary on essential health benefits. This the second part of a 2-part series on the development of the essential health benefit (EHB) package prescribed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit TogetherRX06-01-11— Article by NHC President Myrl Weinberg on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— TogetherRX

 

Visit BioCentury05-30-11— BioCentury recently featured NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discussing the MODDERN Cures solution on its weekly television program and in its trade publication— BioCentury

 

Visit The Pink Sheet05-30-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin on the MODDERN Cures Solution, a proposal to promote personalized health care, create a new category of drugs called dormant therapies, and encourage the development of treatments and cures for patients with unmet medical needs (Subscription Required)— The Pink Sheet

 

Visit The National Journal05-18-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin on determining what basic health care plans should cover, as published in the National Journal — The National Journal

 

Visit FDA Week05-06-11— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin in article on Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) - subscription required— FDA Week

 

View PDF05-01-11— National Alopecia Areata Foundation Newsletter highlighting the NHC's 2011 Voluntary Health Leadership Conference

 

Visit iHealth Connections05-01-11— Article by NHC President Myrl Weinberg on assessing the benefit-risk of new treatments with the patient in mind — iHealth Connections

 

Visit USA Today04-15-11— Article on encouraging healthy behavior to influence health care systems featuring a quote from NHC President Myrl Weinberg— USA Today

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits04-01-11— Myrl Weinberg commentary on essential health benefits. This the first of a 2-part series on the development of the essential health benefit (EHB) package prescribed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit NIH & NSF Funding Advisor 04-01-11— Comments by NHC's AVP of Communications and Marketing Nancy Hughes on NHC's new database www.HealthResearchFunding.org, designed to bring together worthy but unfunded research projects and funding organizations (subscription required)— NIH & NSF Funding Advisor

 

Visit Financial Times03-24-11— Myrl Weinberg letter to the editor in response to an article on excessive budget cuts to federal medical research — Financial Times

 

Visit BioTechniques.com03-15-11— Unfunded grant applications get a second chance— BioTechniques.com

 

Visit Science Insider02-10-11— Second Chance for NIH Grant Applicants— Science Insider

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits12-01-10— Myrl Weinberg commentary on improving medication information for patients. This article also appeared in Oncology & Biotech News published January 2011 — American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit ACRO11-02-10— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin co-authored an article about protecting individual health information while accelerating comparative effectiveness research. The article appears in the November 2010 issue of Health Affairs— ACRO

 

Visit BioCentury09-13-10— Comments by NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin on the time it takes new therapies to undergo the approval process and reach patients who need them— BioCentury

 

Visit Canadian Medical Association Journal08-19-10— Article exploring the efficacy of international patient charters and the implications for patient rights featuring commentary by NHC President Myrl Weinberg— Canadian Medical Association Journal

 

Visit Medical Progress Today08-05-10— NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin took part in an expert panel on improving the FDA's REMS program that appeared in an article published by the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research— Medical Progress Today

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits08-01-10— Myrl Weinberg commentary on lowering overall health care costs and the importance of the patient perspective— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

View PDF07-01-10— NHC President Weinberg was part of a panel discussion on the use of social networking strategies for an article that appeared in The Journal of Gift Planning, a publication of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 06-01-10— Myrl Weinberg commentary on the importance of improving patient access to effective new treatments— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Canadian Medical Association Journal05-27-10— Article on establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) featuring commentary by NHC President Myrl Weinberg— Canadian Medical Association Journal

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits05-01-10— Myrl Weinberg commentary on encouraging the development of new and better treatments for people living with chronic diseases— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Media Planet04-23-10— Special feature in the Wall Street Journal on clinical trials which includes an interview with NHC President Myrl Weinberg— Media Planet

 

Visit BioCentury04-12-10— Statement from the National Health Council on the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). The comments were also featured in an article appearing in BioCentury, The Bernstein Report. — BioCentury

 

Visit Epilepsy Foundation03-22-10— Statement by the Epilepsy Foundation on Passing Health Care Reform Legislation — Epilepsy Foundation

 

Visit American Chronicle02-09-10— Commentary: Do We Need National Health Standards? — American Chronicle

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits02-01-10— Myrl Weinberg commentary on molecular diagnostic tests and addressing the unmet needs of patients— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Actively Fused Blog01-20-10— Desperately Seeking a Patient-in-Chief? — Actively Fused Blog

 

Visit ASAE, Associations Now01-01-10— NHC President Myrl Weinberg commentary on Passionate Pragmatism for Advancing Social Change— ASAE, Associations Now

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits01-01-10— NHC President Myrl Weinberg commentary on translational research— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Change.org12-17-09— Article evaluating House and Senate health care legislation against the NHC's 5 Principles to Put Patients First — Change.org

 

Visit RankMedical.com11-03-09— Interview with NHC Director of Communications and Marketing Nancy Hughes about the NHC — RankMedical.com

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits11-01-09— NHC President Myrl Weinberg commentary on accessibility, cost, and need for new and better cures through biologics— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

View PDF10-26-09— NHC Responds to Time Magazine Article

 

Visit New England Healthcare Institute10-08-09— NEHI Member Spotlight: A Q&A with NHC President Myrl Weinberg— New England Healthcare Institute

 

Visit NonProfit Times10-01-09— Healthcare Reform At What Cost? As publshed in the— NonProfit Times

 

Visit American Chronicle09-07-09— Healthcare Reform: A Crash Course in Manufacturing Uncertainty, as published in the— American Chronicle

 

Visit Indianapolis Star08-09-09— Free meds for the needy: Good policy or good PR? As published in the— Indianapolis Star

 

View PDF08-03-09— Influence Game: Biotech drug lobbying war, as published in the Associated Press

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 08-01-09— NHC President Myrl Weinberg commentary on A New Healthcare Delivery Model— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Providence Journal07-25-09— In health-care reform, the 20-80 solution, an op-ed by Council President Myrl Weinberg as published in the — Providence Journal

 

Visit Reuters News Service 06-02-09— Leading Patient Advocacy Groups United on Health Care Reform Principles — Reuters News Service

 

Visit Biotechnology Healthcare06-01-09— What GINA wants, Will GINA Get? — Biotechnology Healthcare

 

Visit Health Affairs05-12-09— Reforming Patient Assistance Programs: Perfect World Meets Real - An op-ed by NHC President Myrl Weinberg— Health Affairs

 

Visit Kaiser Daily Report04-15-09— NHC President Weinberg testifies before Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research. This article was also covered in CQ - Health Media OnlineKaiser Daily Report

 

Visit American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 04-01-09— NHC President Myrl Weinberg commentary on comparative effectiveness research— American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

 

Visit Washington Times03-24-09— Congress and the Council for American Medical Innovation begin the debate over reforming the nation's health care system— Washington Times

 

Visit Journal of Oncology Practice 03-24-09— Comparative Effectiveness: Its Origin, Evolution, and Influence on Health Care — Journal of Oncology Practice

 

Visit Medical News Today03-20-09— Prescription Savings Program Expands Eligibility Criteria, Responds to Challenging Economic Times— Medical News Today

 

Visit DigiTAL5003-19-09— Council for American Medical Innovation Debuts Amid Calls for Focus on Economic Growth, Finding Cures— DigiTAL50

 

View PDF03-05-09— President hosts forum to work on health-care changes (PDF) — Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 

View PDF02-10-09— Over 170 Groups Urge Bill Conferees to Include 'Double Duty' Public Health Funds in Stimulus for Jobs and Health Care Savings (PDF)

 

View PDF02-05-09— Health Research Hampered and Patient Privacy Inadequately Protected By HIPAA Privacy Rule (PDF) — Medical News Today

 

View PDF02-05-09— Patient privacy rules hinder research, rules on health data need revising as published in — Columbus Dispatch

 

View PDF07-30-08— Novartis Makes Accessing Prescription Assistance and Disease Management Programs Simpler and Easier for Patients, as published in PRNewswire (PDF)

 

View PDF07-17-08— Gregg and Sununu Urge Swift Senate Action on Federal Michelle’s law legislation, as published on — http://politickernhc.com

 

View PDF07-16-08— Walden supports common sense college-aged health care legislation, as published on — http://walden.house.gov

 

Video Link07-10-08— Local Television Coverage of the Councils Election 2008 News Coverage in Orlando (Video)

 

View PDF06-13-08— Patent reforms can shift research, an op-ed by Council President Myrl Weinberg as published in the Oklahoman (PDF)

 

View PDF12-18-07— Playing Politics with Medical Funding, an op-ed by Council President Myrl Weinberg as published in The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) (PDF)

 

Video Link11-30-07— Local Television Coverage of the Council's Election 2008 News Conference (Video)

 

View PDF04-09-07— Patients want more than safety, as published in BioCentury (PDF)

 

View PDF02-27-07— AARC Supports Balanced Approach to Drug Safety (PDF)

 

View PDF01-11-07— FDA Plan Would Widen User Fee Program to Improve Drug Safety, Review TV Drug Ads, as published in CQ Health beat News (PDF)