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Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: December 15th, 2011

In a time where health care spending is sky-rocketing, where will the public draw the line? Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) is increasingly being used in health-care treatment decision-making around the globe, yet there is still a lot to be learned about how the public feels and where they think the lines should be drawn.

Despite increasing concerns about health care costs, a new public opinion survey from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Alliance for Aging Research, found little support among Americans for decisions that limit the use of high-cost prescription drugs. The majority opposes decisions made by government or private health insurance plans where a drug or treatment isn’t paid for because the benefits aren’t believed to justify the costs. The survey results really emphasize the need for a careful balancing of measures to control health care costs and measures to ensure that Americans receive high quality health care at all stages of life. These results are particularly timely with PCORI still in its infancy and many policies surrounding CER in the U.S. still to be made. To learn more about the survey and to hear from the experts involved, listen-in to the Webcast Briefing: Moving Along the Guiderails at 11:00 AM on December 22nd.

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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