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5 slides: Bending the Rx cost curve

| Nov 4, 2021 | Maryland, Virginia

Panelists with diverse expertise and perspectives on biosimilar medicine came together to discuss how to increase the accessibility and affordability of these medications at State of Reform’s Virginia and Maryland “5 Slides” conversation on Tuesday. Spearheading the conversation were Robert Popovian, PharmD, senior health policy fellow at the Progressive Policy...[ Read More ]

Survey shows high demand for caregiver support before Virginia elections

| Nov 1, 2021 | Virginia

With Virginia’s general elections less than 24 hours away, one issue concerning likely voters is how state leaders plan to support family caregivers in the state. A recently released survey from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Virginia found that many “likely” voters would support proposals for paid leave...[ Read More ]

Virginia health and human resources secretary steps down, named as Washington state CMO

| Oct 29, 2021 | Virginia

After four years as Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Daniel Carey will begin his new term as the chief medical officer for Providence Physician Enterprise, a major Washington state-based Catholic health system, in early 2022. Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris, a deputy secretary and former director at the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Virginia: Q&A w/ Dr. Danny TK Avula, Bending the Rx cost curve, Medicaid redetermination

| Oct 27, 2021 | Virginia

The general election is right around the corner. With that in mind, State of Reform reached out to several health policy leaders in Virginia for a conversation on how the results might impact health policy in the state. More on that below. This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" also...[ Read More ]

Q&A w/ Virginia state vaccine liaison Dr. Danny Avula

| Oct 26, 2021 | Virginia

Dr. Danny TK Avula is the Virginia state vaccine liaison for the Virginia Department of Health and the director of the Richmond city and Henrico County Health Departments. In this Q&A, Dr. Avula shares an outlook on how the winter season will impact COVID rates in the state, protecting kids...[ Read More ]

Registration for “5 Slides: Bending the Rx cost curve” is now open!

| Oct 22, 2021 | Maryland, Virginia

The question of increasing affordable access to care has risen to the forefront of health policy conversations in the wake of COVID-19 — a shift from previously cost-focused models. In the world of pharmacy, health leaders are engaging in conversations about navigating cost pressures as Virginia begins to, hopefully, return...[ Read More ]

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