2016 DRUG TRENDS AT A GLANCE (Express Scripts Report)


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 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. These new medicines offer high cure rates for [...]

2016 DRUG TRENDS AT A GLANCE (Express Scripts Report)2018-04-17T15:54:35+00:00

“Impactables” Homeopathy plus Prescription Costs


Hats off to Green Shield Canada for coining the phrase, the “Impactables”.  It is a fitting phrase to describe a segment of the active claiming population that may or may not be consuming costly homeopathy or biologic medications, but who are also using ‘multiple therapeutic medications’ to treat a wide range of traditional chronic ailments.  This would [...]

“Impactables” Homeopathy plus Prescription Costs2018-04-17T15:55:46+00:00
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