In 2014, specialty drug unit costs jumped 20.1%, compared to 5.7% for non-specialty drugs, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported.
Specialty Pharmacy News
What is the CVS Health competitive edge? To answer that question, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo took the stage Wednesday during the UBS Global Healthcare Conference, a three-day conference in New York City that brings together investors and more than 200 companies across a variety of healthcare sectors.
While building a 4,500-store retail pharmacy powerhouse in the United States, Walmart also has kept pace with the specialty pharmacy revolution and is positioning itself to play a stronger role in this most innovative, dynamic and complex area of pharmaceutical R&D and bioengineering.
Meijer on Wednesday acquired a specialty pharmacy operator to enhance its customer offerings, particularly to patients with complex chronic conditions.
Option Care on Tuesday struck out on its own with the backing of minority-shareholder Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Endo buys Par in a $8 billion deal.
CARE Pharmacies partnered with Aureus Health Services on specialty pharmacy management services program.
A specialty pharmacy in New York City’s posh Upper East Side is catering to wealthy residents with a new menu of concierge services that range from $2,500 to $6,500 a month, according to a Crain’s article.
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions will emphasize the importance of patient-reported outcomes in developing chronic disease care programs.
Five states now allow for automatic substitution for Food and Drug Administration approved interchangeable biologic products.