Originally published on PharmacyTimes.com.
Michael Zeglinski, RPh, Senior Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy OptumRx, Chief Executive Officer at Avella and BriovaRx Specialty Pharmacies recently penned this article in Specialty Pharmacy Times about ways the health system can be optimized for patient care.
Avella team members were recently featured in an ASHP article discussing the CareSpeak text message program.
A pilot project at Avella Specialty Pharmacy suggests that text message reminders can help patients with chronic and complex conditions stay on track with their therapy and potentially have better clinical outcomes.
Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - Avella EVP of Clinical and Quality Assurance, Eric Sredzinski, was named a finalist for the Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards in the Non-Physician category.
As an executive vice president at Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Eric Sredzinski is responsible for the development and oversight of all clinical programs and services provided by Avella.
Many of today’s most effective specialty drugs are distributed through limited networks of specialty pharmacies, ranging in size from exclusive (one to two pharmacies) through limited small (two to five pharmacies) and limited large (six to 15 pharmacies). A new white paper from Avella Specialty Pharmacy reports that with 79.2% of manufacturers managing their specialty products through a limited distribution (LD) model, these LDs are shrinking even more, consisting of fewer pharmacies than they did just a decade ago.
A variety of public and private sector forces have had a dramatic impact on the practice of pain management in the past few years and will likely shape it for decades to come. These include measures put in place at both the state and federal level to address the opioid epidemic, ranging from e-prescribing mandates to scheduling changes and reporting requirements.
One of the biggest hurdles to addressing the opioid crisis in the US is knowing what alternative, non-opioid medications to prescribe for the treatment of chronic pain. Physicians struggle with a complex, patchwork system of state guidelines and regulations that vary with each particular state.
When Rebecca Shanahan was interviewing for her first general counsel position in health care, she was asked about her ability to transition from consumer electronics to such a highly regulated industry.
"I know all about charged-couple devices in a television, and I'm not an engineer, but I know how to sit down with the engineer and really understand [the subject matter] in a way that allows me to apply it to the law,"