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New Express Scripts Data: The Drug Spending Slowdown Is Real

Last week, Express Scripts released its 2017 Drug Trend Report. (Free download.)  Consider it an early Valentine's Day present for pharma wonks like your friendly neighborhood blogger. The latest data confirm the slowdown in drug spending. For 2017, drug spending increased by only 1.5% for Express Scripts’ commercial plan sponsors. What’s more, drug spending declined for nearly half of commercial payers.
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