Chuck Shih leads Pew’s drug spending research initiative, which identifies policy options to help manage drug costs and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments.
Prior to joining Pew, he held a fellowship in health policy at the National Pharmaceutical Council and George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Shih previously worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he was an analyst in the Coverage and Analysis Group and developed Medicare coverage policies for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and procedures. He also served as a fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he advanced and implemented the Healthcare Horizon Scanning System, and served as a project officer for the creation of comparative effectiveness evidence reports and systematic reviews in the Effective Health Care Program.
Shih received a doctorate and master of health science degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter Aug. 11 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services summarizing possible unintended consequences of a proposal to reduce Medicare Part B payments to hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Discount Program, such as hospitals choosing to forgo discounted medicines in favor of the list price. Read More
Competition from generic drugs can significantly reduce spending on pharmaceuticals. The number of competitors in a market can also affect drug prices. A Food and Drug Administration analysis of national sales data found that the first generic version of a drug is typically priced only slightly lower than the brand product but that the availability of a second generic version is associated with... Read More
Reverse payment agreements, also known as “pay-for-delay” deals, are settlements that involve a brand pharmaceutical manufacturer paying one or more potential generic competitors to resolve patent infringement lawsuits and agree upon a date by which the generic product can come to market. In fiscal year 2014 there were 21 such settlements involving 20 different branded drugs. Read More