AMCP Headline Session: 2017–2018 Pharmaceutical Marketplace Trends

Please note this online program is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.

Release Date:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Program Description: 

Keeping abreast of industry trends and forecasts are 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 the brand, generic and specialty drugs, as well as pharmacy providers.

Learning Objectives:  

  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 online program consists of an audio recording and a specific activity evaluation.

Online Education Requirements:   

Please note this online program is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.


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

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