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Avella Offers Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Oncology Specialty Pharmacy

July 17, 2013| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Oncology , Press Release

White paper developed for oncology practices

Avella-Whitepaper-Oncology-coverimg_d0c20bf0-7fe7-4b88-b2ba-77a1237e011b-prv.jpgAvella Specialty Pharmacy has introduced Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Specialty Pharmacy: Important Considerations for Your Oncology Practice, a white paper outlining important considerations for oncology practices selecting a specialty pharmacy partner. View the white paper here: http://info.avella.com/oncology-whitepaper.  

The Guide to Selecting a Specialty Pharmacy highlights important factors to consider when choosing a specialty pharmacy including the ability to provide comprehensive, quality clinical services to patients and to support the needs of the oncology practice.

“A specialty pharmacy is an integral aspect of the healthcare system,” said Eric Sredzinski, Pharm.D., Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Avella. “It is important for oncology practices to work with a specialty pharmacy partner that understands the oncology medication environment. Offering solutions to their patients that address the unique cost and adherence challenges associated with oncology medications is critical for optimal outcomes.” 

According to recent reports from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies have more than 900 drugs in development to treat several types of cancer. With the potential FDA approval of many of these oncolytic agents, the selection of a specialty pharmacy will have a direct impact on patients as well as the practice. Customer satisfaction, adherence, access to specialty drugs, cost containment and waste management can all be positively shaped through a partnership with the right specialty pharmacy.

Specialty pharmacies play a key role in providing patients with complex medical conditions access to medications and in monitoring those patients to ensure correct utilization. Working as a key component of the healthcare system, Avella collaborates with providers, payors and patients to offer unique solutions to their challenges. More information about Avella and its specialty services can be found at www.avella.com.


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