Express Scripts Drug Trend Report 2016

Express Scripts Drug Trend Report 2016

Published By: Express Scripts | 07/05/2017

In 2016, Express Scripts Canada’s analysis of private-plan spending trends once again reflected opposing cost forces. Factors driving an increase in drug spend have outweighed downward pressure on drug costs. At the same time, high-cost drugs and high-cost patients continued to create troubling trend acceleration.

We are now at a crossroads—the cost impact of patent expiries is slowing, while that of high-cost drugs and patients with multiple chronic conditions continues to accelerate.

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