The workers’ compensation industry is already seeing some instances of specialty pharmacy treatments in limited patient populations. As this segment of the pharmaceutical industry continues to evolve, it is becoming even more important for payers to develop proactive strategies to monitor the appropriate use of these costly medications. A precautionary yet strategic effort to address specialty medications can better equip workers’ comp payers to manage future and ongoing research and development, as evidenced by the large number of specialty drugs in the medication pipeline.
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