Innovative Drugs Were Some Top 2020 Specialty Trends

While the COVID-19 pandemic and pharma’s efforts to counter it were the top pharma concerns in 2020, that wasn’t the only innovation within the specialty pharmacy arena. AIS Health spoke with a variety of industry experts on various trends over the past year.

What were some of the most notable developments within the specialty pharmacy industry in 2020, and why?

David Lassen, Pharm.D., chief clinical officer at Prime Therapeutics LLC: “There were many approvals for rare conditions that previously had limited or no treatment options. These include:

“Two new agents, Enspryng and Uplizna, to treat neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). These agents will compete with Soliris and off-label Rituxan and at a lower cost compared to Soliris.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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