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Specialty medicines

Specialty medicines help treat complex conditions 

Specialty medicines are generally higher-cost medicines that require extra support to manage and administer. These medicines are used to treat chronic (long-term) and complex conditions.

Specialty medicines

  • Are injected or infused (however, some may be taken by mouth)
  • Have unique delivery, storage or shipment requirements
  • Require additional patient education, training and safety monitoring
  • May not be stocked at retail pharmacies

Specialty conditions

  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other chronic and complex conditions


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