Specialty Pharmacy Insights

#StopDIRFees to Help Protect Patient Care

Regardless of income or political affiliation, we all agree that Americans deserve the dignity of a secure retirement after paying into Medicare and Social Security throughout their working lives. We can also agree that seniors managing an acute or ...

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Avella Launches Pain & Addiction Management Mobile App for Physicians

Avella Specialty Pharmacy recently announced that it has launched a new mobile app aimed at care providers who manage patients suffering from chronic pain or an addiction to pain medication or other substances. This Pain and Addiction Management ...

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Avella, Diplomat & Walgreens Prepared for Hurricane Harvey to Ensure Patients Could Receive Medications

By Aug. 30, four full days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas and inundated Houston and surrounding areas with historic levels of flooding, 574 ZIP codes remained unreachable by shipping companies delivering specialty ...

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Why Should Baby Boomers be Tested for Hepatitis C?

World Hepatitis Day is celebrated globally each year on July 28th. This day brings together patients, governments, medical professionals, the general public and more to boost understanding of viral hepatitis and how steps can be taken to eradicate ...

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[Video] Avella Patients Receive $54 Million in Financial Assistance

Over the past few years, many amazing new prescription drugs have been approved by the FDA. These medications are helping people with serious health issues live longer and better lives. However, these breakthrough medications and treatment options ...

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Avella Featured in the Latest Issue of Hep: Your Guide to Hepatitis

Hep is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by viral hepatitis. Offering editorial excellence since 2010, Hep and HepMag.com are the go-to source for educational and social support for people living with ...

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Avella Team Member Competes for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year

At Avella, we take pride in our dedication to patients above all else. This extends far beyond dispensing life-saving medications and into providing specialized, compassionate care in an effort to touch and improve as many lives as we can. Our ...

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Congress, Please Keep Your Medicare Promises to Our Seniors

This opinion article featured in The Hill is authored by Rebecca Shanahan, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy and President of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). 

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Outlook on Oncology: Trends, Technology & Trials in Cancer Care

Would you be surprised to hear that two out of three people with invasive cancer are living 5 years or longer -- nearly 30% more than 49% in 1975? Clinical trial activity for oncology research also climbed more than 10% last year. Cancer care these ...

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3 Big Ways DIR Fees are Harming the Healthcare Industry

Direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees have been a hot topic in the healthcare industry recently. The issue has become so prevalent that the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) executive committee commissioned a white paper taking ...

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