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About the National Pharmaceutical Council

About the National Pharmaceutical Council

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This 7-page brochure provides a snapshot of NPC's mission, strategic approach, recent research and leadership.


This 7-page brochure provides a snapshot of NPC's mission, strategic approach, recent research and leadership.


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Published by: National Pharmaceutical Council on Jun 15, 2011
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The
NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL COUNCIL 
(NPC) is the credible and trusted voice of the biopharmaceutical industry on the critical issues of evidence, the value of medicines for patients, and innovation.
OUR MISSION
NPC’s overarching mission is to sponsor, participate in, and promote scientific analyses of the appropriate use of biopharmaceuticals, and the clinical and economic value of improved health outcomes through medical innovation. NPC’s strategic focus is on comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based medicine for health care decision making, to ensure that patients have access to high-quality care. NPC actively participates with a variety of health care stakeholders to demonstrate and communicate the value of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines though practical, evidence-based applications and tools. NPC is dedicated to:
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 Promoting the clinical and economic value of improved health outcomes through pharmaceutical innovation;
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 Contributing to practical solutions that ensure patients have access to and make appropriate use of prescription medicines;
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 Improving health care decision making by expanding the foundation of evidence for patients and providers to choose treatment options that provide the best clinical value; and
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Advancing research on the appropriate role of prescription medicines in treating patients.
 www.npcnow.org
 
OUR APPROACH
NPC is a policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.NPC focuses on research development, information dissemination, education and promotion of the critical issues of evidence, innovation and the value of medicines for patients. The issues we select for examination and the researchers and academics we partner with position NPC as a uniquely credible and trusted voice in the biopharmaceutical research and health policy communities.NPC is working to:
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Ensure that sound evidence is recognized by independent experts, considered appropriately by private and public payers, reflected adequately in benefit designs, and incorporated into clinical practice;
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Demonstrate and promote the contribution of innovative medicines to optimizing health and wellness for patients and the entire health care system through scientific analyses and fact-based communications;
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Maintain a focus on the issues related to advancing the science and research aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry and preserving and improving an environment supportive of innovation.
1950s 1960s
National Pharmaceutical Council incorporates in New York City
(
1953
)NPC focuses on educating states about the problem of unauthorized substitution of non-FDA-approved products at the pharmacy levelNPC launches annual pharmacy internship program with American Pharmacists Association (
1959
) NPC develops “Compilation on State  Welfare Drug Programs,” which would later become the annual “Pharmaceutical Benefits Under State Medical Assistance Programs” (
1963
)NPC moves its headquarters to the metropolitan Washington, DC area (
1965
)NPC works with states to examine open drug programs versus closed formularies; electronic data processing systems developed through this effort were later adapted by the federal government and acknowledged in the publication, “Medicaid Management Information System”
More Than Half a Century of Expertise

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