Estimated Rx drug cost trends in the U.S. 2016-2017

This survey depicts the projected prescription drug trends in U.S. for 2016 and 2017. According to the surveyed health insurance providers, projections for prescribed specialty drug/biotech were an 18.9 percent increase in 2016, which should fall slightly to an 18.7 percent increase in 2017.

Projected prescription drug cost trends in the U.S. in 2016 and 2017

20162017
Prescription Drug (Rx) Carve-Out for Actives and Retirees Under Age 65*11.3%11.6%
Rx Carve-Out for Retirees Age 65 and Older*10.9%9.9%
Projected Specialty Drug/Biotech**18.9%18.7%
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Source

Release date

2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

Summer of 2016

Number of respondents

100 respondents

Special properties

health insurance providers

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

These results do not include the impact of rebates from PBMs.
* This data is for all prescription drugs (non-specialty and specialty drugs combined).
** This data is for all coverage of specialty drugs and both age groups.

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