IMS Prescription Data
The IMS prescription data is the most comprehensive prescription data in the U.S., representing more than 73% of total U.S. retail and mail prescription activity. IMS prescription data provides the most accurate information available at the national, state and local levels, and contains pharmacy records from over 50,000 retail pharmacies, including independent pharmacies, chain pharmacies, pharmacies in discount outlets, and pharmacies in food stores, mail order pharmacies and pharmacy benefit management companies. Information includes third-party method of payment, including Commercial, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid data.
IMS prescription data also provides the industry's most accurate and comprehensive prescriber-by-prescriber data, based on actual prescription activity within the retail, mail service, long-term care, and specialty retail markets. This data is available for the U.S. and Puerto Rico, weekly or monthly, and at the prescriber and plan levels of granularity. The prescriber data projects prescriptions generated across all prescription channels and payment types (cash, Medicaid and third-party) for more than 900,000 individual prescribers every month.
IMS prescription data also offers perspectives on ongoing and evolving treatment decisions. With five years of historical data, which is updated weekly, IMS’s longitudinal prescription data provides richer insights on prescribing practices.