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Express Scripts Projects Higher Spending In Inflammation, Diabetes, Cancer

Executive Summary

The three most expensive drug categories, on a per-member/per-year basis for the PBM's clients, increased by 19% or more in 2016, and similar growth is expected in the next three years. Per-patient spending on HCV drugs, however, declined by 34% last year.

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