(BPRW) Why Drug Pricing Programs Have Not Reduced Health Disparities
Southern Christian Leadership Global Policy Initiative Releases White Paper
(Black PR Wire) Washington DC – Today, the Southern Christian Leadership Global Policy Initiative (SCL-GPI) and Creative Investment Research (CIR) launched a white paper titled
The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest surrounding racial disparities and systemic racism have put renewed emphasis on closing well being and wealth gaps. Prescription drug pricing, all the time a scorching subject within the battle for fairness, has been on the forefront of this dialog. The disproportionate affect of COVID-19 intensified the scrutiny on entry to medicines, co-morbidity, and different points surrounding well being fairness.
According to Kevin B. Kimble, Esq., Executive Director of SCL-GPI, “As we seek to address the persistent health disparities that exist in our country, we must first examine the efforts that have come before and learn what has and has not worked.”
This paper examines the position of the 340B Program, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Copay Accumulators, and the phenomenon of pharmacy deserts within the utilization of pharmaceuticals, their prices, and affect on racial well being disparities. While there may be proof these applications have offered advantages to the meant, they haven’t considerably improved the provision of reasonably priced look after underserved communities or lowered the disparity in life expectancy between Black and Latino Americans and non-Hispanic whites.
“Our focus has been on precisely evaluating the affect that present applications designed to extend life expectancy have had for Black and Brown communities. Addressing these deficiencies requires an sincere evaluation and efficient rethinking of present applications in addition to different approaches by lawmakers and trade stakeholders centered on prioritizing look after weak populations” mentioned William Michael Cunningham, Economist at Creative Investment Research.
Southern Christian Leadership Global Policy Initiative (SCL-GPI) – Founded to assist the civil rights motion analysis probably the most essential points, SCL-GPI works to unravel probably the most impactful issues in deprived and minority communities. SCL-GPI researches particular social justice points to determine correctable issues, design modern insurance policies to deal with these issues, and construct coalitions to advocate for a coverage technique supporting a greater lifestyle for all communities. For extra data, contact email@example.com
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