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The Management of Specialty Drugs
February 2016

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PBM Specialty Pharmacies Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs

PBM Specialty Pharmacies Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs
April 2017

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PBMs Provide Clinical Value to Patients, Doctors and Other Healthcare Providers

PBMs Provide Clinical Value to Patients, Doctors and Other Healthcare Providers
April 2017

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Infographics

This is a one-page infographic that explains that independent pharmacies have significant
bargaining clout in negotiations with
health plans and pharmacy
benefit managers (PBMs) by
hiring powerful pharmacy
services administrative
organizations (PSAOs).
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This is a one-page infographic that explains ADF drugs.
This is a one-page infographic that explains the facts on EpiPens.
This is a one-page infographic that explains the value of Mail-Order Pharmacy.
This is a one-page infographic that explains that PBMs are trusted business partners for healthcare partners.
This is a one-page infographic that explains that PBMs save on prescription costs for patients and plans.
This is a one-page infographic that explains that PBMs save patients and plans $123 per prescription.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is a biosimilar?

With numerous specialty drug patents expiring in the next five years, manufacturers are readying new biosimilars for introduction into the market.

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