Top 5 Most Read Articles of 2018


Newsworthy moments, groundbreaking research, and a continuation of industry trends highlight the most read articles on Specialty Pharmacy Times® of 2018.

From newsworthy moments to groundbreaking research, here are the most popular articles published on Specialty Pharmacy Times® during 2018.

5. Modified Antiviral Drug Could Cure HIV

Altering the chemical structure of an antiviral drug may help it penetrate HIV viral reservoirs and could expedite the public health goal of curing HIV.

4. Study: Daily Aspirin Did Not Reduce Risk of First Heart Attack, Stroke

Daily aspirin did not reduce the occurrence of major cardiovascular events a study of more than 12,500 participants considered to be at risk.

3. The Ins and Outs of Limited Distribution Specialty Drugs

On the surface, one may view restricting access to a product counterproductive to the bottom line. However, by digging a bit deeper, the potential benefits and reasons why manufacturers choose this route start to become clear.

2. Top 8 Specialty Drug Categories Driving Spending in 2018

It is well-known that specialty products are a major driver of prescription drug spending, a trend that is projected to continue well into the future.

1. Express Scripts Cuts 48 Drugs from 2019 Formulary

Express Scripts pointed the finger squarely at drug manufacturers for the high cost of medicine in announcing the release of its 2019 national preferred formulary.

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