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Health Care Modernization

Together, we can modernize and build a more effective, simpler and consistently high quality health care system.

Drawing on our internal expertise and data and extensive external experiences and partnerships, the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization analyzes key health care issues and develops innovative policies and practical solutions for the health care challenges facing our nation.  more >

In the Spotlight

Image of a man sorting his pharmaceuticalsIssue Brief: 
The Growth of Specialty Pharmacy: Current Trends and Future Opportunities    
(April 2014) Innovative specialty drugs are providing important cures and treatments, with new therapies expected in the near future. However, annual costs for certain drugs may reach $30,000 and in some cases exceed $100,000 per patient. Already these drugs comprise over a quarter of total drug spending in the United States and spending is growing at double-digit rates even as the growth rate for traditional pharmaceuticals has slowed.

PDF Issue Brief: The Growth of Specialty Pharmacy: Current trends and future opportunities

News Release:
Web Multidisciplinary Roundtable Explores Challenges in Managing Innovation and Cost of Specialty Pharmaceuticals for Progressive and Chronic Diseases.


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