HealthLeaders FactFile – Specialty Pharmacy Trends
The pharmacy benefit landscape today is complex and rapidly changing.
One of the most significant drivers of pharmacy cost increases is the continued
introduction of new specialty drugs into the marketplace. Worrisome trends, such as
patent exclusivity, lack of high-quality alternatives, and lack of price regulation are
making it critical for payers and employers—including large health systems—to better
understand their specialty drug spend and find ways to combat the cost without
reducing the quality of care.