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Mapping the Vertical Integration of Insurers, PBMs, Specialty Pharmacies, and Providers: A May 2024 Update

Drug Channels

It's time for Drug Channels ’ annual update of vertical integration among insurers, PBMs, specialty pharmacies, and providers within U.S. drug channels. These organizations continue to exert greater control over patient access, sites of care/dispensing, and pricing, although some have started to unwind their vertical efforts.

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The Top 15 Specialty Pharmacies of 2023: Market Shares and Revenues at the Biggest PBMs, Health Plans, and Independents

Drug Channels

Drug Channels Institute’s (DCI’s) latest analysis finds that participants in the specialty pharmacy market continue to get more diverse—although revenues remain highly concentrated. Read on for DCI’s latest overview of the 2023 marketplace and revenues of the biggest market participants, along with key specialty pharmacy trends.

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Vertical Integration Lessons: The Economics and Strategies of Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies (rerun)

Drug Channels

For updated data on hospital-owned specialty pharmacies, see Chapter 3 of DCI's new 2024 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. As many of you know, hospitals and health systems have emerged as significant participants in the specialty pharmacy industry.

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Vertical Integration Lessons: The Economics and Strategies of Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies

Drug Channels

As many of you know, hospitals and health systems have emerged as significant participants in the specialty pharmacy industry. A new American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) survey provides fresh insights into these specialty pharmacies. drug channels gets most of the attention. d/b/a Drug Channels Institute.

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DCI’s Top 15 Specialty Pharmacies of 2022: Five Key Trends About Today’s Marketplace

Drug Channels

For 2022, pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and insurers expanded their dominance over specialty dispensing, though both hospitals and physician practices are growing their share of the market. The top three PBM-owned specialty pharmacies accounted for nearly two-thirds of prescription revenues from pharmacy-dispensed specialty drugs.

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National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo

Drug Channels

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo. The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) will host the NASP 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo September 19-22. September 19-22, 2022 | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center | Orlando, FL. www.naspnet.org/annualmeeting.

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Mapping the Vertical Integration of Insurers, PBMs, Specialty Pharmacies, and Providers: A May 2023 Update

Drug Channels

Yesterday’s reflections on Asembia’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit included a link to the general session slides. My portion of the deck included an updated mapping of vertical integration among insurers, PBMs, specialty pharmacies, and providers within U.S. drug channels.