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Express Scripts - 2016 Drug Trend Report

February 14, 2017

Express Scripts recently published their annual Drug Trend report, which examined pharmacy trends and spend in 2016.  It's a good resource for pharmacy data and contains some interesting insights and takeaways.  Topping the list of pharmacy spend by therapy class, based on per employee per year (PEPY) spend, are:

 

1. Inflammatory Conditions 

2. Diabetes

3. Oncology/Cancer

 

Per the report, one of every five dollars spent on prescription drugs was for a diabetes or specialty inflammatory conditions drug.  Express Scripts pins the increase in U.S. drug spending in 2016 to 3.8%, a decrease of 27% when compared to 2015, with generic drug use cited as a large contributor to holding down costs.  The report forecasts overall annual drug spending to increase 10%-13%, net of rebates, over the next three years.

 

The report can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

  

 

 

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