Monthly Archives: December 2015

What’s a Specialty Drug?

The fastest growing segment of the prescription drug market is specialty drugs.  The 2014 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report states that specialty drugs account for 1% of prescriptions, but 32% of prescription drug spending.  But what are specialty drugs?  As it turns out, there is no one widely accepted definition.  This may be because the definition of specialty drug has changed over time.

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