6 trends driving pharmacy's future

6 trends driving pharmacy's future

6 trends driving pharmacy's future

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Wed, 01/16/2019 – 17:05

Chris Dimos, president of retail solutions at McKesson, recently identified six trends in the pharmacy industry. He noted that brand names dominated, then generic, and now specialty and biosimilars are popular. He also said the industry is “seeing changes in how we’re going to think about government involvement, and as more people age into Medicaid and Medicare, how that will influence our patients’ experiences and our practices.” Pricing pressures are also increasing, but there is “a willingness to reimburse services that lead to an enhanced patient experience,” he said. Dimos added that many companies are consolidating, and at the same time new nontraditional health care entrants are entering the market. Meanwhile, patients are more tech savvy and have asked for tools to optimize their health care experience.

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Source: Pharmacy Today | www.pharmacist.com

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