Are You Managing Your Pharmacy Benefits?This post was originally published on this site
Of all the major advancements in modern medicine, perhaps none is more fascinating – and promising – than the evolution of pharmaceuticals. Prescription drugs have gone from being a complementary component of treatment regimens to, in some cases, being the only treatment. The total number of prescriptions filled by Americans of all ages has increased by 85% over two decades. Accordingly, the money spent on prescription drugs has also increased. CMS estimates prescription drug spending is growing at the fastest rate of the major sectors of healthcare, averaging 6.3% for 2017 through 2026.