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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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MHA Specialty Pharmacy Solutions: Patient Engagement Strategies for Your Pharmacy


Eric Peacock, CEO of MyHealthTeams, discusses how the role patients take in their own care is rapidly evolving in the technological era.

Daniel P. Kus, BS Pharm, RPh, discusses how specialty pharmacies can help patients manage out-of-pocket drug spending.

Sheila Arquette, RPh, discusses the importance of obtaining accreditation for specialty pharmacy.

Marc O'Connor, CEO and chief strategy officer of Curant Health, discusses how projected drug spending growth will alter the specialty pharmacy landscape in the future.

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