Specialty Pharmacy Insights

Know Your Next Steps: Testing for the T790M Gene Mutation in EGFR+, Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with EGFR positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), you’re already facing a lot of decisions. These may include what type of treatment will work best for you. You and your doctor can work ...

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At-A-Glance Insights into the Specialty Medication Pipeline

Avella has always been dedicated to connecting its customers with the resources needed to make sound business and clinical decisions. Now we’ve introduced yet another way to do just that, with the release of our 2018 Specialty Medication Pipeline ...

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Naloxone and Opioid Overdoses: Three Things You Need to Know About This Life-Saving Medication

Every day 115 Americans die because of an opioid overdose. That’s one person every 12.5 minutes. But what exactly is an opioid overdose? When taken in excess, opioids can slow down a person’s breathing and eventually cause the lungs and heart to ...

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Limiting Distribution with Unlimited Potential: Avella Explores Why Today’s Most Powerful Therapies are Distributed Through Limited Specialty Pharmacy Networks

The specialty pharmacy industry is relatively young compared to other healthcare sectors, with its origins tracing back to the early 1970s. However, this industry’s explosive growth has certainly made up for its late start. Specialty drug spending ...

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3 Ways the New IMBRUVICA® Formulation Will Have a Big Impact on Patients

In the time since IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) was first approved by the FDA in 2013 it has undergone many changes. This includes multiple indication expansions to various types of leukemia and lymphoma, approval as a first-line therapy, and even ...

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Avella Releases Latest Issue of Dispensing Excellence, Oncology Edition

In today’s oncology landscape, new oral chemotherapy medications or updated indications are being released at an increasing rate. With each approval comes new hope for individuals and their families for a road to remission, and also a ...

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Perspectives on Pain: a New Report Details How Physicians and Pharmacies Are Teaming up to Help Improve Outcomes in Pain Management

While the concept of pain management has been around for centuries, the current practice of this specialty looks far different than it did even a decade ago. A variety of public and private sector forces have recently had a dramatic impact on pain ...

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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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