The PEAC Applauds a New Bill to Improve Access to Oral Cancer Drugs

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Washington, DC, June 11, 2015 – Today the Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) commends Congressmen Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7th District) and Brian Higgins (D-NY-26th District) and Senators Kirk (R-IL) and Franken (D-MN) on the introduction of the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2014, H.R. 2739/S. 1566. This bill is a critical step toward improving access […]

PEAC Submits Comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

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The Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) submitted comments in response to the request for information from the patient community as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures Initiative. PEAC’s comments focused on patient access to self-administered anticancer medications and novel therapies, as well as access to clinical trials at NCI-designated cancer […]

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Insurance Companies from Charging More for Certain Drugs

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) took a key step toward ensuring access to the best cancer treatments for patients across the country by unveiling a bipartisan bill to end the unfair practice of allowing insurance companies to charge more for certain chemotherapy drugs. The Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2013, authored […]

Rep. Welch supports Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act

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BENNINGTON — Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) held a community lunch at Jensen’s restaurant Wednesday to discuss current happenings in Congress and to field questions from the townspeople of Bennington. An audience of about 30 attended the event, including Town Manager Stuart Hurd and Bennington Select Board Member John McFadden. View Full Story

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Legislation Targeting Cost & Access, and Other Initiatives to Reduce Costs

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Treating patients with oral oncolytics presents clinicians with numerous and unique challenges. In Part 1 of our discussion of these agents, we examined issues related to adherence, monitoring of side effects and interactions, and safe handling. We discussed costs in Part 1, but principally as they affected patient adherence. Here, in Part 2, we take […]

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The Patients Equal Access Coalition Applauds a New Bill to Improve Access to Oral Cancer Drugs

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The Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) commends Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26th District) on the introduction of the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, H.R. 1801 on April 26. This bill is a critical step toward improving access to anticancer treatments by requiring insurance companies to cover patient-administered and physician-administered anticancer drugs at the same cost to […]