Tuesday, February 02, 2016

NEW: 2016 Economic Report on Retail, Mail, and Specialty Pharmacies

I am pleased to announce the availability of our new 2016 Economic Report on Retail, Mail, and Specialty Pharmacies. We’re offering special discounts if you order before February 19, 2016.
The report is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, fact-based analysis of pharmacy and PBM channels. It's chock full o'data on prescription economics, reimbursement models, market structure, benefit designs, growth rates, payers, forces of change, and the U.S. healthcare system.

To better reflect a changing industry, I completely updated, reorganized, and expanded this year’s edition. There are now three major sections, comprising ten chapters. The first two chapters examine market structure, key trends, the largest industry participants, differences among dispensing formats, and more. In Chapter 3, I do a deep dive into specialty drugs and specialty pharmacies. The remaining seven chapters are organized around key channel flows, as illustrated in the chart below.

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Some other fun facts:
  • For the first time, we are offering the option to download a PowerPoint file with images of all 129 exhibits. Thanks to everyone who suggested this idea.
  • The chapters are self-contained and do not need to be read in order. (Really!) There are loads of internal hyperlinks to help you navigate the document and customize it to your specific needs. 
  • There are a staggering 394 endnotes, most of which have hyperlinks to original source materials. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) Hope you find them useful.
  • Once again, I have reluctantly stripped out the corny jokes and pop culture references. You can decide for yourself whether such omissions are value-enhancing or not.
If you have any questions (before or after reading the report), please email me. Enjoy!

P.S. If you’ve purchased DCI reports in the past, you may notice a slight change to the download process. As always, you will receive an email with a link to your personal download page.

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