Insights provides context and perspective about key pharmacy trends and issues

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HIV drugs are a $17 billion market and the pipeline has seen dramatic shifts in recent years. Ongoing monitoring, effective utilization management, and a focus on adherence can help control... More
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Blockbuster cancer drug Zytiga may become first-line treatment for patients with metastatic, castration-resistant cancer, greatly expanding its market and cost impact. More
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Wearable health trackers, secure texting, and new biomarker technology allow for increased patient engagement and better health outcomes. More
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Multiple Sclerosis is a $19 billion market worldwide, and the third most expensive specialty drug spend category. Recently approved Ocrevus is likely to add to cost of treatment and needs... More
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The specialty pipeline has many promising new drugs. The complexity and personalized nature of some medications require that they be managed under the medical benefit. More
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The specialty pharmaceutical market continues to grow as a percentage of the overall prescription drug market, and its impact on payor trend also is rising. More
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Specialty spend under medical benefit is growing and a comprehensive medical benefit management strategy can help ensure appropriate utilization and control costs More
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After a 19-year high for new drug approvals in 2015, 2016 saw a sharp decline. Including the six new biologics approved by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), 2015 saw... More
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The impact of specialty medications on payors’ trend is not only rising, it is doing so more rapidly than ever before. From 2010 to 2015, spending on specialty drugs doubled, accounting for... More
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Payors already dealing with the exploding cost of prescription medication — and specialty drugs in particular — are expected to face the budget impact sometime next year from at least one... More
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