As pharmaceutical companies continue their laser focus on developing specialty medications
for complex chronic diseases, hospitals and health systems are under increasing pressure to
provide these life-saving medications to their patients. It is estimated that specialty medications
will represent half of all pharmacy plan spend by 2020. With traditional and generic drug spend
trend essentially flat, hospitals are looking to establish or expand specialty pharmacy services in
order to tap into new sources of revenue, maintain better cost controls and improve clinical quality.
But how do you know if your hospital is a good fit for specialty pharmacy services?