Prescription Access & Quality
Community Catalyst is committed to improving prescription drug policies to ensure that consumers have access to safe, affordable and appropriate drugs. Prescription drug benefits are essential to any health care program, but inappropriate marketing and prescribing, as well as lack of manufacturing safeguards, undermines quality of care and affordability.
A leader in building broad collaborations around state and national prescription drug issues, Community Catalyst has developed model public policies, legal tools and campaign strategies that consumers, physician organizations, health plans and other concerned groups have successfully deployed in their advocacy work. We have spearheaded innovative state campaigns to improve policies on conflicts of interest, better access, and evidence-based prescribing. These successes have in turn created opportunities, pressure and models for federal action.
In addition to our issue pages (see menu at right), Community Catalyst's Medicaid Defense Toolkit includes a number of best practices for preserving Medicaid beneficiaries' access to important prescription medications, including strategies to contain costs while protecting and improving quality.
Community Catalyst also addresses deceptive marketing of drugs, suppression of generics competition and illegal pricing schemes through its Prescription Access Litigation project.