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Avella Specialty Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Products Produced at Advanced Pharma Houston Location
February 23, 2017| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Avella , Press Release

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2017 - Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston is conducting a voluntary recall of all unexpired sterile injectable products labeled "latex free" that were produced at Advanced Pharma, Inc.'s Houston location between September 1, 2016 and February 16, 2017 to the user level (hospitals and institutions) because such products may contain synthetic latex and/or natural latex.

Avella and Advanced Pharma have been unable to confirm with clarity whether its "latex free" label statements are accurate in all cases and are therefore conducting this recall in an abundance of caution.  The risk of potential adverse events related to a latex allergy, while rare, can range from local site reactions including swelling and inflammation to allergic reactions, which could be life-threatening to users who are sensitive to latex. These products were not distributed directly to patients or consumers, but rather to healthcare facilities (hospitals and institutions).

Avella Improves Patient Engagement With Technology
December 20, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
In this video, Eric Sredzinski, PharmD, executive vice president of Clinical Affairs at Avella Specialty Pharmacy, discusses the high-touch care that patients receive at a specialty pharmacy--a crucial differentiator between specialty pharmacy and the neighborhood drug store. This includes the role of technology to help staff communicate with patients about their disease and medications, and ensure that they adhere to their regimen.
Avella Announces URAC Accreditation for Two of its Pharmacies
November 21, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

The organization has already received accreditation for its national specialty pharmacy and mail order programs


Avella Specialty Pharmacy has just announced that two of its pharmacies have received URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy. URAC is a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the entire healthcare industry.

Avella Specialty Pharmacy makes the move into a new, larger corporate headquarters
November 17, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

This location will allow one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation to better house its operations and plan for the future

Avella just announced that the company has transitioned into a new 50,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. This move allows the company to conduct its clinical, operational and administrative processes under one roof while maintaining greater scalability for future growth.

Avella Specialty Pharmacy adds new Medical Advisor
November 11, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP will contribute his expertise in managed care, advanced payment models and healthcare policy to the specialty pharmacy

Avella has announced that Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP will be serving as Medical Advisor for the organization. Dr. Brill brings more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience to this leading specialty pharmacy, as well as specific expertise in value-based care, advanced payment models and leading-edge healthcare programs. 

Avella recognized by Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards as the fourth largest privately-held company in the state
November 3, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release

The national specialty pharmacy is also the second fastest-growing privately-held company

Avella Specialty Pharmacy has announced that it is now the fourth largest privately-held company in the state, moving up from its previous ranking as the seventh, according to the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards. Avella was also recognized as the second fastest-growing company in Arizona.  

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Names Avella Specialty Pharmacy of the Year
September 27, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
Of the 1,200 corporate association NASP members, Avella was selected as the Specialty Pharmacy of the Year for embodying the practice of Pharmacy in the field of Specialty, based on community involvement, patient satisfaction, cost management, quality/performance improvement initiatives, and innovation in the field, which includes patient care and outcomes, disease state and therapy management, and patient engagement. “Every day, we’re searching for new medications and technologies to ease the burden of care for thousands of patients and families suffering from rare, chronic and debilitating diseases,” said Todd Speranzo, Avella's VP of Marketing. “The entire health care system will benefit from the advances we’ve made this year, but in Specialty Pharmacy, the patient comes first. I proudly accept this award on behalf of Avella, and we remain committed to facilitating the highest quality care available for specialty pharmacy patients nationwide.”
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Names Avella Winner of the Specialty Pharmacy of the Year Award
September 27, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Release
Kicking off the fourth annual National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) meeting today, NASP President Burt Zweigenhaft announced the industry’s two much-anticipated awards recognizing the best in the business of specialty pharmacy this year. Of the 1,200 corporate association members, Avella was selected as the Specialty Pharmacy of the Year for embodying the practice of Pharmacy in the field of Specialty, based on community involvement, patient satisfaction, cost management, quality/performance improvement initiatives, and innovation in the field, which includes patient care and outcomes, disease state and therapy management, and patient engagement. Sheila Arquette was honored with the Distinguished Service to Specialty Pharmacy Award, recognizing her exceptional and sustained leadership within NASP and the specialty pharmacy industry. 
Nonadherent Patients: Your Pill Bottle Is Calling!
September 9, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
The AdhereTech smart pill bottle aims to increase medication adherence with wireless 3G technology used in cell phones to collect and send adherence data in real time to a secure dashboard. The AdhereTech bottles performed well in a trial conducted by Avella Specialty Pharmacy, according to Eric Sredzinski, PharmD, Avella’s executive vice president of clinical and quality assurance.
NASP Announces Patient Satisfaction Survey
September 9, 2016| CATEGORIES: Corporate , Press Mention
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has announced a new patient satisfaction survey tool. “NASP wants to establish a gold standard of well-thought-out patient satisfaction measures that specialty pharmacies hold ourselves to," said Todd Speranzo, Vice President, Marketing, Avella Specialty Pharmacy.
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