Pharmacy Track

Pharmacy Track: Specialty Pharmacy

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Speaker: Gina Lohr

According to a recent report by CVS Health, specialty medications accounted for 52% of drug spending in 2020. Although specialty pharmacy offers life-changing medications for patients, there are many operational and financial challenges pharmacists must consider. How should pharmacy leaders manage the ever-growing demand for specialty medications? Join us as we explore a variety of topics in specialty pharmacy, including a review of in-house versus third-party specialty pharmacies, current laws and regulations, strategies to control costs, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain strategies to manage the increasing demand for specialty medications.
  2. Outline current and future specialty pharmacy laws and regulations.
  3. Formulate plans of action to control the costs of specialty medications.
Gina Lohr
Full Name
Managing Director, Health Care Ecosystem Research
Advisory Board
Speaker Bio
Gina serves as a managing director for Advisory Board’s research team. She currently leads research for the Pharmacy Executive Forum across topics such as ambulatory pharmacy strategy, pharmacy benefit management, pharmacy business strategy and leadership.
Previously, Gina led best practice research for other Advisory Board research memberships on topics including reducing COPD readmissions, improving perinatal patient safety, developing a palliative care program, and strategic planning within the imaging and women’s health service lines.
Prior to joining Advisory Board, Gina worked within the health care team at the Government Accountability Office. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on health policy and nonprofit management. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Iowa State University.