Recent data show a small decline in opioid-related mortality following a decade during which opioid-related mortality more than doubled to nearly 53,000 in 2018. However, the aggregate statistics mask important spatial and temporal trends in the data. This report estimates nationwide, regional, and county-level economic costs associated with the opioid crisis.
Last October, a new controversy erupted over the progressivity of the American tax system. The brouhaha was prompted by a new book, The Triumph of Injustice, by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. In it, the authors claim that the highest-earning Americans’ tax rate has fallen below everyone else’s.
As the United States marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of a biosimilars pathway, many experts express frustration that the US lags behind
Europe. A new white paper from Matrix Global Advisors carefully examines the US and European biosimilars markets and finds that the comparison between the markets is nuanced.
Matrix Global Advisors (MGA) today released a new report, “Shared Savings Demonstration for Biosimilars in Medicare: An Opportunity to Promote Biologic Drug Competition,” by MGA founder and CEO Alex Brill. The report identifies a unique opportunity in Medicare Part B to boost biosimilar utilization through the establishment of a shared savings demonstration model administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center.
Based on MGA’s independent analysis, the Teva Global Economic Impact Report estimates Teva’s economic impact in 19 of the 60 countries in which Teva operates.
This report examines the BLOCKING Act and why it is a misguided attempt at promoting generic drug competition.
This paper estimates the savings opportunity from biosimilars in the medical benefit of a large employer-sponsored health plan, using real-world claims data. This analysis illustrates the savings potential of biosimilars in the commercial market and highlights the important role of employer-sponsored plans in promoting biosimilar utilization.
“Matrix Global Advisors pointed out where the focus on fighting opioids needs to be. Approximately 36 percent of people that are misusing painkillers get their drugs from doctors.”
This week, two healthcare publications referenced MGA’s recent report concerning the HHS OIG proposed rule to restrict drug manufacturer rebates to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
This MGA analysis details concerns with a proposed rule from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General that would restrict drug manufacturer rebates to pharmacy benefit managers in Medicare Part D and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Not only does the propose rule lack evidence, but it is poorly targeted to achieve its stated goals. I