The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has released its second study on prescription drug use and spending in an effort to shine a light on the drivers of pharmacy expenditures, including high volume and high cost drugs.
CHIA has published an interactive dashboard and detailed dataset, allowing users to see drivers of prescription drug spending as well as the associated conditions these drugs treat.
For this analysis, CHIA used a subset of commercial pharmacy claims from the agency’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) to identify high volume and high cost drugs between 2015 and 2017.
- Commercial Prescription Drug Use and Spending, 2015-2017 – interactive dashboard
- CHIA Prescription Drugs: http://www.chiamass.gov/prescription-drugs