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Medical Benefit Specialty Drug Management–A Call to Action
Specialty drug trend management typically focuses on drug formulations administered via a payer or plan sponsor pharmacy benefit, which overlooks drug spending occurring under a payer or plan sponsor medical benefit.
Current stage 3 trials for multiple sclerosis medications may address several unmet needs in the patient population.
Specialty pharmacies that offer effective medication therapy management and support are best suited to serve as arbiters of the next generation of value-based contracts.
If direct and indirect remuneration fees are to remain, the health care system must recognize that specialty pharmacies provide different services to patients.

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