Pill bottle with pills Specialty pharmaceuticals will continue to be a "dominant force" when it comes to increases in drug spending, growing at am estimated rate 4.68% in 2022.

A new pharmacy market forecast predicts a 3.1% increase in total pharmaceutical spend for medical purchasers such as hospitals, health systems, and other providers in 2022. The analysis linked the increase to uncertainty over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the growing use of specialty pharmaceuticals.

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