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Trends in Pharmacy: Diabetes tops traditional drug spending

By | Oct 27, 2017

Pharmacy benefits present funds with a unique dilemma. More drugs are available to improve the medical outlook of members and their covered dependents. But funds face a hefty price tag, while pharmacy news can be hard to understand for them.

For example, drug treatments for diabetes continue to rank as the top traditional drug therapy class, based on per member per year (PMPY) costs. But why do diabetic treatments drive costs so significantly when many generics are available?

Our Trends in Pharmacy newsletter provides answers on this topic. You'll also find the latest pharmacy information on these current topics:

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