Predictive modelling for your specialty drug spending

June 16, 2014 2:45 PM

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Predictive modelling for your specialty drug spending

There have been seven new drug products brought to market already in 2014 in Canada (excluding influenza vaccine formulations), five of which are specialty drugs. Last year, 63% of new products approved by Health Canada were specialty products, according to the Cubic Health Canadian Drug Database.

That being said, these are game-changing drugs for many hepatitis C patients, and that term is not used lightly when discussing this disease. In the past few days, I have fielded six calls on the medication from plan sponsors and advisors seeing it hit their plans for the first time.

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