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Medical Specialty Care mainly revolves around biotechnology and injectable medications for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. While specialty medications can be life-altering and allow patients optimal disease management, these medications are unfortunately a challenge to manage themselves.
Some of the challenges lie in the fact that these drugs are often given by physicians in their offices or administered at outpatient infusion centers. Since these drugs are usually given as injections or infusions, they require precise dosage calculations which, much of the time, can lead to wastage of medications that come in many sizes and forms. Specialty medications also tend to require special handling (e.g. temperature control), so yet another consideration is in the timing of their delivery.
Specialty care medicines are also significantly more expensive than traditional oral medications. According to most experts, they are growing at a rate in the double-digits and this trend is projected to continue into the foreseeable future. These challenges and the growing trends of these specialty medications have only made it most difficult to draft and implement cost-effective containment strategies.
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