UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Publication Date


Document Type



Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmaceutical Economics | Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulation


Specialty drug spend increased by 15 percent to $121 billion in 2015 and is projected to rise even more. Budget-conscious payers need to implement novel management strategies that anticipate the cost of specialty medications before they’re available. A summary of efficacy data for high-impact specialty pipeline drugs expected to reach the market, including their place in therapy and budgetary impact. Also featured are strategies to mitigate costs of these cutting-edge medications and compare them to current therapy options.


specialty medications, specialty drugs, drug spend, pharmacy, drug utilization review

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association 40th Annual Meeting


Presented at the Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association 40th Annual Meeting.



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