Dr. Patrick P. Gleason Addresses the Impact of Out-of-Pocket Costs on Adherence and Outcomes

Patrick P. Gleason, PharmD, Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment, Prime Therapeutics, discusses the rates at which patients will not follow a prescribed therapeutic plan due to cost-sharing. Specifically, patients starting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and oral oncology medication regimens with more than a $100 cost-share will be less likely to start the drug therapy.

Patrick P. Gleason, PharmD, Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment, Prime Therapeutics, discusses the rates at which patients will not follow a prescribed therapeutic plan due to cost-sharing. Specifically, patients starting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and oral oncology medication regimens with more than a $100 cost-share will be less likely to start the drug therapy.