Specialty Pharmacy Insights

Demystifying the Complexity of a Specialty Pharmacy Prescription

What is the difference between a specialty prescription and a traditional prescription?  We often get that question from our patients.  Understanding this process is especially important since consumers and physicians are interacting with specialty ...

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Recent Study: Avella Shows Significant Adherence Improvement & Cost Savings

Medication non-adherence is a serious issue that impacts clinical outcomes and contributes to rising healthcare costs. In fact, 20-30% of prescriptions written are never filled by patients, and around half of medications for chronic conditions are ...

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How Does a Specialty Pharmacy Differ from a Traditional Pharmacy?

The characteristics of specialty pharmacies and traditional retail pharmacies differ because each serves specific patient populations with specific needs. The differences range from a patient’s contact with pharmacy staff at the time of their ...

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Part I: How Does a Specialty Pharmacy Differ from a Traditional Pharmacy?

The characteristics of specialty pharmacies and traditional retail pharmacies fundamentally differ because each serves very specific patient populations with very specific needs. These differences are appreciated when one considers a patient’s ...

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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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