The Department of Health and Human Services today announced a Nov. 20 stakeholders meeting on pharmaceutical innovation, access and affordability. “During the forum, we will hear from a broad range of stakeholders on opportunities to improve patient access to affordable prescription drugs, develop innovative purchasing strategies, and incorporate value-based and outcomes-based models into purchasing programs in both the public and private sectors,” the agency said. The AHA has been invited and will participate. For more on the event, visit