Health Care Policy

Our expertise in economics, combined with our in-depth knowledge of the health care industry's many dimensions and diverse participants, uniquely qualifies Analysis Group to help policy makers understand the impact of alternative public policy options, and to help innovative companies to anticipate and navigate the sweeping changes shaping the dynamic health care environment.

In our public policy analyses, we leverage insights and data sources from our industry-leading health economics and outcomes research, epidemiology, market access and commercial strategy, and litigation services assignments in such areas as FDA policies, off-label utilization, advertising, and public and commercial payer policies and practices. We bring rigorous analyses and objectivity to bear, often working alongside leading scholars and authorities. The results of our work have influenced Congressional debate, referenda, health care industry forums, and innovative manufacturers’ business decisions, and have been published in white papers, testimony, and prominent health policy journals.

Our public policy work is high profile, ranging from the effects of legislative and regulatory provisions on innovators, to anticipated biosimilar entry, to the evolving drug development pipeline, to opioid abuse prevention, to prescription drug importation, to evolving generic and branded competition in U.S. biopharmaceuticals. We have provided economic impact assessments and studies with respect to a variety of public policy matters, from the economic impact of implementing the stem cell research initiative in California to the evolving impact of health care reform and evolving provider payment models. 

Economics of Innovation

We focus on all aspects of the economics of innovation in the health care industry, from the pipeline to late life cycle. Our analysis and advice to innovative pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies and trade organizations equips leading innovators to face major legislative, regulatory, competitive, and technological changes in the U.S. and global health care environments.

Economics of Innovation

Impacts of Alternative Regulatory Policies

Drawing on analytical techniques from economics, statistical modeling, and health economics and outcomes research, our consultants have evaluated the costs and benefits of alternative policies affecting drug development in order to understand the impact both on innovative manufacturers’ returns on investments in novel therapies and on public health.

Impacts of Alternative Regulatory Policies

Biosimilars

The anticipated entry of biosimilars into the U.S. market is among the most important changes since the passage of the Hatch-Waxman Act in 1984 and the creation of an expedited regulatory path to generic drug entry. Our experts have led the thinking on the impact of biosimilar entry on innovators, payers, physicians, and patients, and we have collaborated with manufacturers to understand the potential implications for their current portfolios and next-generation pipelines.

Biosimilars