New HDMA Report Snapshots State of Specialty Pharmacy Distribution

December 4, 2015

Drug Store News (Salazar, 12/4) summarized a report by the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) on specialty pharmacy distribution. “According to the report, from 2009 to 2014, branded and generic specialty sales in the United States grew at an annual compound growth rate of 12%. And the dominant force in the specialty category continues to be oncology medication, which made up 46.3% of sales volume for distributors in 2014. Sales to physician-owned and -operated clinics went up 70% in 2014, with sales to hospitals and hospital-owned clinics dropping to 17% and 4%, respectively.”