Three specialty drugs—those that tend to be very expensive, treat advanced chronic conditions, and often require more monitoring on the part of the pharmacist and physician—reappear on the top half of our Top Ten Drugs of 2015. Listen in while Northfield pharmacist Jessica Astrup Ehret counts down the top five in the second edition of her weekly radio show.
New York-based analytics company, Truveris, reported this week that prescription prices, driven primarily by branded drugs, rose 10.4 percent in 2015. The Top Ten, based on dollars sold, carry names familiar even to the layperson, thanks to ubiquitous advertising campaigns that air before brands mercifully go off-patent. Minnesota pharmacist Jessica Astrup Ehret shared the latest list of those (from April 2014 to May 2015) in two editions of her weekly radio show.