Complex, innovative, and high-priced specialty drugs are entering the United States health care market at a rapid rate.
To maximize the patient benefit of drug treatments, preferred specialty pharmacy networks are used to deliver high-quality, accessible pharmacy services.
These drugs are best defined by the full range of each product’s attributes, rather than solely by cost and route of administration.
The total costs and utilization of specialty drugs will have a substantial impact on overall health care costs during the next decade.
Consumers have many pharmacy choices according to data from the CMS National Provider Identifier (NPI) Registry.
The growth of Amazon.com and other online retailers highlights greater consumer demand for convenience and home delivery.