Specialty Pharmacy Times: January/February

From the Chairman
Editorial
Top Trends for 2018 in Specialty
Strategies for approaching the numerous developing trends in the specialty pharmacy market are vital to a successful plan of action in 2018.
Viewpoints: The Last Word
New Strategies Needed to Confront the Growing Diabetes Epidemic
Shadow pricing of diabetes medications is among the key issues confronting patients managing this chronic disease.
New Product Pipeline
New Treatments for Cancer, Migraines Highlight Specialty Pipeline in 2018
In 2018, watch for novel cancer drugs and several new orphan drugs to affect the market.
Features
Indecision Is Not an Option: Understanding the Range of Business Models for Health-System Specialty Pharmacy
When planning for a specialty pharmacy within a health system, 3 business models should be considered: build, partner, and outsource.
Generics in Specialty: “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be”
The widespread acceptance of generics in the specialty channel is a high-stakes matter, as providers that encourage rapid adoption of new specialty generics are poised to wield a distinct competitive advantage.
Protecting Patient Data With Secure Messaging for Home Infusion Therapy Providers
Members of the care team need to have a centralized platform that allows for confidential, fast-paced, asynchronous collaboration for patient care decisions.
Key Points From the 2016 NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings
Chemotherapy, antivirals, and hormone therapies are among the drugs addressed in the 2016 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health list.
Transform Patient Support: 5 Components Your Medication Adherence Technology Must Have
Technology-driven customer intelligence and analytics allow specialty pharmacies to connect with patients before they drift from proper habits.
Value of Real-World Evidence in Improving Patient Outcomes in Oncology
Real-world evidence is becoming increasingly important for the development of treatment strategies in oncology.
New Therapies and the Role of Specialty Pharmacy Providers
Specialty pharmacies function as a valuable intermediary between stakeholders for the distribution of drug information, provision of exceptional care for complex patients, and engagement in postmarketing surveillance.
Specialty Drugs: Year in Review 2017 Part II
The second part of a comprehensive review of the specialty pharmaceuticals approved by the FDA in 2017.

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