What is a specialty pharmacy?

Specialty pharmacies were established in direct response to the industry’s need to better procure, store, and dispense specialty drugs, as well as better manage therapy for patients on specialty drugs.

What is a specialty drug?

Specialty drugs are best defined by the full range of each product’s attributes, rather than solely by cost and route of administration.

What services do specialty pharmacies provide?

Specialty pharmacy services are designed for a small, but growing population of patients with relatively complex and chronic diseases that require expensive and challenging drug regimens.

Specialty Drug Trends

Complex, innovative, and high-priced specialty drugs are entering the United States health care market at a rapid rate.

What is a specialty pharmacy network?

To maximize the patient benefit of drug treatments, preferred specialty pharmacy networks are used to deliver high-quality, accessible pharmacy services.

What is a PBM?

These drugs are best defined by the full range of each product’s attributes, rather than solely by cost and route of administration.

What tools do PBMs use?

The total costs and utilization of specialty drugs will have a substantial impact on overall health care costs during the next decade.