In an effort to get to the root of healthcare spending in the United States, the National Pharmaceutical Council launched the Going Below the Surface
initiative. In addition to examining the drivers of healthcare spending, the initiative is creating a national multistakeholder dialogue to determine best practices for optimizing spending.
Today, we speak with Bobby Dubois, MD, PhD, chief science officer and executive vice president, National Pharmaceutical Council, about the initiative, its goals, and what it has found so far.
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