Drawing from published materials and interviews with industry experts, the Follow the Dollar report explains the financial flows that occur as brand medicines move through the supply chain for retail, mail-order, and specialty drugs. Illustrative examples are provided for 3 patients below: Janet, Scott, and Diane. Because payment terms are determined through confidential negotiations between stakeholders, the terms of individual contracts are highly variable and may differ from these hypothetical examples.
This paper provides an explanation of the financial flows that occur as brand medicine move through the supply chain.
Drug pricing is a complex and often confusing issue, shaped by a payment system that involves numerous stakeholders.