Speciality medications are drugs for serious health conditions that are very expensive (hundreds or thousands of dollars per fill). These drugs typically require special handling, administration, or monitoring. If you have insurance, you may need prior authorization to fill your prescription or you may have to order them through a specialty pharmacy.
Most retail pharmacies do not stock specialty medications, and most Americans do not pay the full price for these drugs. Usually an insurance company, manufacturer, or government or non-profit program provides financial support.
For more information on reducing the cost of your specialty medications, we recommend:
Visiting the manufacturer’s website, which typically lists patient assistance programs.
We’ve listed some additional resources at https://www.goodrx.com/faq-assistance.
For more information on specialty medications in general, see Specialty Pharmacy and Specialty Medications: What You Should Know.