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Keeping Drug Costs Low - It's About Time

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For the first time ever, most employers believe that spending on pharmaceuticals — specialty drugs, in particular — is the primary driver of the nation’s rapidly spiking health care costs.

The National Business Group on Health published its survey results earlier this month, and the people polled are far from the only ones showcasing the concern.

“Costs for prescription drugs continue to increase and are anticipated to again outpace the costs for other medical services,” the American Academy of Actuaries said on its website, referring to the major drivers of 2017 premium changes.

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