Specialty Pharmacy Insights

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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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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What is Specialty Pharmacy’s Place on the Healthcare Continuum?

Rebecca Shanahan, Avella’s CEO and president of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy joined other nationally prominent thoughts leaders in healthcare at the 14th Annual MHA Business Summit. Ms. Shanahan offered a perspective on specialty ...

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503A Services: Your Source for Patient-Specific Compounded Medications

503A is a section of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that regulates pharmacy compounding practices. Generally, 503A refers to “traditional” pharmacy compounding and specifies when traditional compounding pharmacies are permitted to compound ...

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Cancer Prevention Month: 3 Ways to Know Your Risk & Help You Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society recognizes February as National Cancer Prevention Month. In honor of this month, we are sharing three ways you and your family can help reduce your risk of cancer or detect cancer earlier.  Let's start with the simple ...

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Avella Specialty Pharmacy Acquires Oncology Plus

We are excited to announce that Avella has recently acquired Oncology Plus, LLC, a leading provider of patient-specific compounded therapies to oncology practices, hospitals and payors nationwide. With this acquisition, Avella furthers its strategic ...

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RSV: How to Know When Your Child Has More Than a Cold

Many people have never heard of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Although the symptoms of RSV often mimic a cold, it can be life threatening to premature infants or those with congenital heart or lung disease, and requires special medical ...

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