Specialty Pharmacies Today … and Tomorrow

Who needs access to a specialty pharmacy? More people all the time.

Specialty pharmacies fulfill the specialty medication needs for complex and chronic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.

The specialty pharmacy market is projected to expand by 8% each year with a growing number of patients prescribed specialty medications, as a result of:

  • FDA approvals of new specialty medications
  • Expanded usage of already approved specialty medications
  • An aging U.S. population facing additional health challenges

The amount of people in the U.S. who need a specialty medication is anticipated to increase significantly over the next decade. By 2030, an additional 14 million Americans are projected to have a chronic medical condition treated by specialty medications. In particular, cancer patients are predicted to experience even greater increases, such that the number of Americans prescribed a specialty medication will double or triple over the next five years.

How specialty pharmacies rise to this challenge of growing need makes a real difference. First, patients with better adherence correlate with improved health outcomes. Second, specialty medications represent a significant cost to both payers and patients – and this cost is better controlled when patients have better treatment adherence. BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy focuses on patient adherence, which helps with both treatment outcomes and better controlled medical expenditures.

As always, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy is ready to partner with your office as the ‘fast & easy’ way to get your patients referred for the specialty medications they need.