NPC’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Resource Guide was created to foster better understanding of the role of the PCORI Board of Governors and of issues related to comparative effectiveness research (CER). This guide provides specifics concerning PCORI’s implementation, biographies of the new PCORI Board members, a history of CER in the United States, and other relevant resources.
National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)
NPC was established in 1953 and is supported by the nation’s major research-based pharmaceutical companies. While NPC’s overarching mission remains to sponsor and conduct scientific analyses of the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals and the clinical and economic value of pharmaceutical innovation, in 2007 NPC announced a new strategic focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM) for health care decision-making.