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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Prescription drug costs in the United States are increasing, with net spending on pharmaceuticals expected to exceed nearly $400 billion by 2020. With patients and taxpayers increasingly shouldering this financial burden, lawmakers have introduced a wide range of policies to address rising pharmaceutical costs. Read More
Allowing prescription drugs to be purchased and imported from abroad has the potential to lower health care costs in the U.S. In the short term, patients could access some medicines at lower prices, since brand pharmaceuticals are generally more expensive in the United States than in other high-income countries, in part because some nations have taken steps to limit drug prices. In the long term,... Read More
Many proposed policies to reduce Medicare drug spending would require new legislation, but it’s possible the program could achieve some savings with an existing approach known as the national coverage determination (NCD) process. Read More