Specialty Pharmacy options
Spending on specialty medications has skyrocketed in recent years. Specialty medications require frequent dosing adjustments, intensive clinical monitoring, and are very expensive compared to non-specialty prescriptions.
Specialty medications can make up 12% to 16% of drug spend even though they account for just 1% of total prescriptions. To see a sample of what this means to an employer group click on the "specialty medications impact on Rx program costs" PDF listed below.
Over 700 new specialty medications are expected to hit the market over the next couple years, 60% of which are for chronic conditions these costs are expected to rise even higher.
Benecard has developed a specialty pharmacy program to provide patient guidance as well as offer potential savings when specialty medications are ordered through our specialty pharmacy, Benecard Central Fill.
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