Pharmacies Are Wary of Risking Revenues to Promote Value-Based Care

Meir Rinde
Published: Thursday, Jun 08, 2017
Matthew Farber

Matthew Farber

Major pharmacy companies are paying attention to the movement toward value-based care in oncology, but recent comments from representatives of 2 top firms suggest this sector is wary of risking capital to lower costs and improve patient outcomes. The representatives questioned how such risk-bearing mechanisms could even be structured, and would not speculate on how to reform the costly 340B Drug Discount Program, which has boosted revenues in specialty pharmacy while contributing to the soaring cost of cancer care.
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