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Drug vials This isn’t just a blip on the the radar, or a dastardly plot by the pharma industry to increase profits; it’s an evolution of how drugs are used to treat patients. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Ask any employer and they’ll tell you the same thing: pharmacy spending is eating up a bigger portion of their health care budgets, specialty drugs in particular. In fact, last year Cigna saw drugs and biologics comprise 26 percent of medical spending for Cigna, making it the top contributor to costs.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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