In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide engaging infographics from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is cancer spending and outcomes.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that cancer treatment expenses, including medical services and drugs, account for approximately 7% of disease-based health expenditures in the US.
In addition, "Cancer medications were among the top three for specialty drug spending in 2015, behind medications for inflammatory conditions and multiple sclerosis," according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
In the graphic below, KFF and JAMA outline trends for specialty drug spending:
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