specialty pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical pipeline: Top 4 conditions to watch
Pharmaceutical pipeline: Top 4 conditions to watchAlthough drug spend is increasing for inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and oncology, there are some promising developments in the pipeline.
Top four approaches to reduce pharmaceutical costs
Top four approaches to reduce pharmaceutical costsMCOs are fighting back against rising pharmaceutical costs. Here are the top strategies they are embracing.
Opinion: Top 2 takeaways from Asembia Specialty Pharmacy SummitThe conference raised important points about value-based contracts and the specialty pharmacy space.
Top challenges likely to slow adoption of biosimilarsBiosimilars will reshape clinical care and managed care pharmacy but ambiguities in the regulatory landscape and knowledge gaps among clinicians seem likely slow adoption.
Top considerations when determining whether to approve expensive drugsWeighing the ethics of approving expensive cancer drugs for patients facing terminal disease is a multifaceted endeavor. Here are some recommendations.
Creating a ‘robust’ specialty pharmacy networkThe correct approach to take when creating a specialty pharmacy network is a key issue for healthcare executives.
FDA approvals for specialty drugs to pick up in 2017Numerous specialty medications, generics, and biosimilars, are expected to be approved this year for cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and other indications.
Opinion: More industry-stakeholders play blame game for high drug costsOur policy analyst weighs in on a new drug industry PR campaign that attempts to shift the blame for high drug costs.
Are payers optimistic about biosimilars’ savings?As more biosimilars are approved, plans and PBMs will continue to evolve their strategies regarding coverage and formulary management of these new medications.
Walgreens-Prime alliance: A new breed pharmacy strategy?This model, touted as “next-generation,” combines retail and specialty and mail services and PBM along with immediate care clinics.