To say there’s a growing demand for specialty pharmacy is an understatement of vast proportions.
Look for personalized drugs to make more of an impact in the near future. These drugs are individually tailored and dosed to each patient’s genetic make-up, the goal of which is to enlist the help of a person’s own immune system to help combat diseases such as cancer. A recent introduction in this field is Provenge, a treatment for metastatic prostate cancer that utilizes the patient’s own cells in the manufacturing process. Provenge is designed to stimulate the natural ability of the body’s immune cells to target and attack advanced prostate cancer.