Specialty Pharmacy News

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DSNTV: NCPA panel explores specialty pharmacy model for independents - Part 2

Avalere Health’s Mike Johnsrud moderated a panel of leading stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy arena at an exclusive National Community Pharmacists Association day-long forum that explored specialty pharmacy as a viable and promising business model for entrepreneurial independent pharmacists. DSNTV was on hand to capture the highlights of that panel in this video, including insights from Diplomat Pharmacy’s Ela Lourido and H.D. Smith Specialty Solutions’ Tom Doyle.

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Survey: Prescription drug trends to increase by double-digits

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

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DSNTV: NCPA forum touts community pharmacy’s role in specialty Rx - Part 1

This summer independent pharmacists traveled from around the nation to the Washington, D.C., area for an exclusive National Community Pharmacists Association forum on the promise of specialty pharmacy. Drug Store News captured the highlights of that day that not only confirmed that community pharmacy can play a crucial role in the delivery of specialty medicines, but also provided a road map for independents interested in a specialty practice.