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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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In 1990, there were 10 injectable specialty drugs on the market which grew to 300 by 2015, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.
The FDA approved 10 times as many 6 347 6 over the next 26 years, reflecting how the act helped provide the financial incentive to produce these specialty drugs.
Most specialty drugs treat chronic or complex illnesses that affect less than 3% of the general population, but they come with a significant price tag--these patients account for 25% to 30% of a company's overall medical costs.
These costs are expected to increase; according to most industry estimates, specialty drugs will represent over 50 percent of total pharmacy costs by 2017.
A specialty benefits manager combines many of the same strategies and tools employed by their prescription benefits peers, with the addition of therapy management and the patient services of a specialty pharmacy to assist health plans in managing their specialty drug spending.
There are a number of factors influencing the impact and growth of specialty pharmacy, according to Lotvin, including a robust pipeline of new specialty drugs coming to market, many with high launch prices; higher annual price inflation for existing brand-name dmgs; and expanding indications for older therapies.
Because of the complexity involved in delivering specialty drugs, related costs are often paid through the medical benefit, rather than the pharmacy benefit.
That continued the upward trend of specialty drug price increases in the previous nine years (2006 to 2014), which ranged from 3.
The specialty drug trend and healthcare reform are pushing the industry to evolve," said Kevin Cast, Vice President of Strategy and Contracting for United BioSource Corporation.
The specialty drug market represents an important growth vehicle for the U.
For example, a specialty drug therapy for Hepatitis C is effective at reducing the virus, but creates budget challenges for employers, as the typical cost is about $55,000 for a 12-week treatment.

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