What Makes a Drug “Special?” — Defining Specialty Medications
Webinar Recorded on Feb. 18, 2021
Specialty medications make up a significant portion of pharmaceutical spending but only a small proportion of total prescriptions. A consistent definition of “specialty” medications remains elusive, but certain characteristics help identify these medications. This student pharmacist session will describe the characteristics of specialty medications and some of the unique aspects of this category, including a discussion on biosimilars, benefit design challenges, and introductory specialty channel management.
By the end of the session the attendee will be able to:
1. Determine the characteristics that classify drugs as specialty medications
2. Explain the