AMCP Headline Session: 2017–2018 Pharmaceutical Marketplace Trends

Please note this online course is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.

Release Date:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Activity Fee:  Member:  $15        Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Overview

Keeping abreast of industry trends and forecasts is vital to remaining competitive in the evolving managed care arena— especially because market predictions can shape the approach to managing the pharmacy benefit. This session will provide an up-to-the-minute analysis of the pharmaceutical market and offer predictions about what lies ahead in the coming months. Discussion topics will include top products by categories, industry segments that are growing and declining, and important considerations regarding brand, generic and specialty drugs, as well as pharmacy providers.

Learning Objectives:  

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  1. Name three factors that are influencing today’s health care costs.
  2. Summarize notable developments in the brand, generic and specialty drug markets.
  3. Identify therapeutic classes that are current market leaders as well as those that are in decline.
  4. Recognize pivotal developments that are likely to influence the U.S. pharmaceuticals market and managed care market in the coming year.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording.

Online Education Requirements:   

Please note this home study is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements: System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.  View the minimum technical and system requirements for online learning activities.

Moderator:  Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE | Chief Executive Officer | Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy | Alexandria, VA