Issue Brief: 
PDFThe 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.