Not Your Neighborhood Pharmacy

Some healthcare sectors have benefited more than others from demographic trends, the prevalence of chronic illnesses, and an abundance of drug pipelines. However, one subsector of health care services may really start cashing in. According to the 22nd Edition of The Health Care Services Acquisition Report, in 2011, there were only 6 specialty pharma acquisitions. By 2014 and 2015, there were 11 and 14, respectively. Specialty pharmacies have the resources to handle the challenging prescriptions that retail pharmacies do not. These prescriptions are generally expensive, and, according to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the average cost to payers and patients for a specialty medication is $3,000 per... Read More »