Melbourne, FL: From 2008 through 2014, average prices for the most widely used brand-name drugs jumped 128%, according to prescription-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. In 2015, it is estimated that total US prescription-drug spending increased 13%. Reasons include increasing research costs, insufficient competition, and drug shortages. The AAD, American Association of Dermatology, has watched the price of RX drugs steadily increase over the years within its Specialty. According to the AAD, medications that for decades were affordable are now in many cases cost prohibitive, and increased cost for drugs has shown to lead to discontinuation and poor adherence to treatment.
Noting this increase in med costs within the Dermatology Offices, AmEx Pharmacy began developing a line of affordable dermatological compound drugs for treating patients’ Actinic Keratosis or Sun Damage, Cutaneous Neoplasia, Psoriasis, Acne and Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema, Pigmentation Disorders, Warts/HPV, and Hair Loss.
Many of these common chronic skin disorders require a daily regimen to control symptoms and flare-ups. This often requires multiple creams, ointments, gels, lotions or cleansers to be applied throughout the day. This can become difficult and costly for patients, and can lead to non-compliance and treatment failure. AmEx Pharmacists have the expertise to combine multiple medications into a single medication, thus reducing cost, simplifying treatment regimens, and improving compliance. Medical science is often years ahead of manufactured products. Compounding gives prescribers the option to treat their patients with the most current therapies available. To learn more, call 800-644-9431, or text our pharmacists a question @ 321-872-0723.