Definition of specialty drugs by PBMs and pharmacy executives 2011

Share of indications which define a specialty drug as of 2011*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 1, 2014
Definition of specialty drugs by PBMs and pharmacy executives 2011 This statistic depicts how some pharmacy benefit managements (PBMs) and specialty pharmacy executives define specialty drugs as of 2011. Some 69 percent considered biotechnically engineered drugs as specialty drugs. Generally, specialty drugs are characterized by having high cost per unit; treating complex chronic or life-threatening conditions; requiring special storage, handling or administration; and require significant degree of patient education, monitoring, and management.
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Share of indications which define a specialty drug as of 2011*

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