Specialty Pharmacy Insights

Expedited FDA Drug Approval Process for Oncology Medications

The Food and Drug Administration's new streamlined drug approval process allow patients faster access to potentially life-saving drugs. According to recent reports from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), pharmaceutical ...

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Mekinist and Tafinlar Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Avella is your pharmacy partner for oncology medications, Mekinist and Tafinlar, which are now approved for combination therapy. The United States Food and Drug Administration recently approved Mekinist, in combination with Tafinlar, to treat ...

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How to Select a Fertility Pharmacy - for Patients and Providers

Fertility treatments are not just emotionally taxing; they can be financially draining. Patients can choose from many local and national specialty pharmacies for their fertility drugs. This guide will summarize the programs and services that every ...

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What to Look for in Selecting an Oncology Specialty Pharmacy

The 5-year relative survival rate for patients diagnosed with cancer (all sites) in 1984-1986 was 54%. The survival rate increased to 68% for patients diagnosed from 1999 – 2006, a 12% increase. During the latter period, female breast cancer ...

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What is the Role of a Pharmacist in a Specialty Pharmacy?

The pharmacy profession has greatly evolved over the years. In the past, pharmacists’ main function was to dispense medication. Today however, pharmacists are experts in medication therapy management and are integral members of patients’ treatment ...

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How Can Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes be Improved?

A schedule is the most effective way to maximize health outcomes when a patient undergoes treatment for Hepatitis C. The duration of treatment for Hepatitis C varies among patients but is usually 24-48 weeks. Schedule Medications.   A common reason ...

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Why Is Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Important?

Accreditation: A Testament to Transparency, Quality and Safety Our daily lives are filled with symbols, ratings and acronyms that translate to a product or service provider's quality and safety. Outside accrediting agencies inspect and test products ...

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