The Prescription Drug Supply Chain “Black Box”: How it Works and Why You Should Care

By Henry C. Eickelberg
December 2015

The recent explosion of prescription drug costs portends a troubling near-term outlook for controlling healthcare costs. This paper sheds light on one of the fastest growing areas in an organization’s human capital cost structure: the Prescription Drug Supply Chain. It suggests a new prescription drug supply chain model designed to better align pharmacy industry stakeholder interests with those of the plan sponsor and its employees. Senior corporate executives need to understand the Prescription Drug Supply Chain in order to address these impending financial challenges.