This course has been developed by NAHU to educate, explain, and discuss the many parts of prescription drugs and their impact on America's health care and health benefits. This course will explore the interaction between all the stakeholders, the clinical, economic positives, obstacles that affect those that profit, and those that rely on prescription drugs. The information used in this course will provide a foundation of the industry, the role of prescription drugs as a means of providing medical treatment, the payment of those benefits, and predictions for the future.
- The Evolution of Drug Regulations: A focus on the evolution of drugs, their regulation, and the industry's power in setting the table for how new drugs enter the market and how pricing works.
- The Modern Drug Market: How the supply chain is for and against consumers and payers, and the role that insurers and self-funded plans have in the payment of the cost of medication
- The "secrets" of Prescription Drug Costs: A look inside health care spending and what we expect the near-term future to look like in terms of plan design and payment.