Fact Sheet

Access to Combination Therapies in Exchanges (2014)

Access to Combination Therapies in Exchanges

PhRMA October 3, 2014

Combination therapies are medications that contain two or more pharmaceutical ingredients in a single dosage form (e.g., tablet, capsule) for the treatment of a condition. Oftentimes, patients living with chronic conditions—such as HIV and diabetes—rely on combination therapies because they reduce the number of medications or dosages a patient must take, which can increase adherence and clinical efficacy. An analysis of silver exchange plans examined coverage of single-source combination and single-ingredient products in specified medication classes to better understand access to combination therapies in exchange plans.