Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save consumers, employers, unions, and government plans a combined $311 billion over the next decade, according to research from Visante. Home delivery of traditional and specialty drugs offers one of the easiest ways to reduce health care costs.

The growth of Amazon.com and other online retailers that use home delivery shows that consumers prefer convenience and cost savings. For patients with chronic conditions like high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis, mail-service pharmacies save patients money and offer the convenience of getting prescriptions delivered directly to their location of choice.

The benefits of mail-service pharmacies include:

  • Providing superior safety in drug delivery,
  • Supporting payer plan design,
  • Improving patient adherence,
  • Increasing efficiency,
  • Offering patients access to around the clock counseling and support,
  • Minimizing “waste” that occurs at drugstores,
  • Providing advanced clinical management programs, and
  • Ensuring the value of therapy is being optimized at the lowest possible cost.

Visit the Mail-service and specialty pharmacy savings – Visante card stack in the Knowledge Center to learn more.

Resources

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs): Generating Savings for Plan Sponsors and ConsumersVisante, 2016, PCMA sponsored

New Research: Mail-Service and Specialty Pharmacies to Save Consumers, Employers, Unions and Public Programs $311 Billion, PCMA

Debt-reducing solutions that could save the federal government $100 billion in prescription drug costs over 10 years, Public Letter to Senators Murray and Sessions, Representatives Ryan and Van Hollen, PCMA

Debt-reducing solutions that could save the federal government more than $100 billion dollars in prescription drug costs over ten years, Public Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner, PCMA

Additional Resources

Infographic: Benefits of Rx Home Delivery, Express Scripts

Infographic: Home Delivery Means Better Adherence, OptumRx