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, 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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[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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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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Local Focus, Nationwide Reach: Avella’s Growth from 1 Pharmacy to $1 Billion

You're invited to an exclusive event happening next week in Phoenix, Arizona. Rebecca Shanahan, Esq., CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, will speak at the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)-Arizona Chapter breakfast event. Event details are ...

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Latex Allergies: How to Better Understand & Prevent Life-Threatening Latex Reactions

On March 13, 2017, Pooja Newman attended an Adele concert with her sister in Adelaide, Australia when disaster struck. As part of the show, hundreds of balloons were released into the audience of 70,000. Newman, both a physician and president of ...

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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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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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What is URAC & Why Is It Important for Specialty Pharmacies?

Founded in 1990, the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) is a Washington DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the entire healthcare industry. It is an independent, non-profit organization ...

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Text Message Program Helps Patients Manage Medication & Improve Adherence Rates

Medication non-adherence presents a serious challenge not just for pharmacies, but for healthcare organizations across the continuum of care. Adherence rates are tied to both cost and quality of care. Studies show that half of all patients of all ...

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