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  • Rebecca Shanahan, CEO, Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Discusses NASP Legal Day

    Rebecca Shanahan, CEO, Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Discusses NASP Legal Day

    August 10, 2016 |
    Rebecca Shanahan, CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, in Expert Interview Series podcast to discuss NASP Legal Day, and what it means for the legal and regulatory aspects of operating a specialty pharmacy.

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  • Dispensing Medications In Shadow of the Storm

    Dispensing Medications In Shadow of the Storm

    July 29, 2016 |
    Storms, natural disasters, blackouts and other significant disruptions—even something as benign as Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in 2015—can put major roadblocks in the path of specialty pharmacies’ commitments to provide their patients with all their needed medications on a timely basis. The often critical nature of specialty medications, combined with the temperature sensitivity of many of these drugs, means that neither snow, wind, rain, dark of night nor the Northeast blackout of 2003 can be allowed to delay a specialty pharmacy from its appointed dispensing rounds. So how do they prepare?

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  • Powering Decision Support for Specialty Drugs: How Technology is Keeping Pace with Therapeutic Breakthroughs in Hepatitis C and Oncology

    Powering Decision Support for Specialty Drugs: How Technology is Keeping Pace with Therapeutic Breakthroughs in Hepatitis C and Oncology

    June 14, 2016 |
    IN THE PAST 2 YEARS ALONE, exciting innovations in the fields of gastroenterology and oncology have changed the way that many providers practice medicine on a daily basis. Take the case of hepatitis C virus (HCV), where the clinical challenges typically included too few drugs with too many side effects, leaving providers with limited treatment options.

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  • Avella Announces Highest Patient Satisfaction Scores to Date

    Avella Announces Highest Patient Satisfaction Scores to Date

    June 06, 2016 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy recently announced overall patient satisfaction results of 97% from its 2015 survey, an all-time high score for the specialty pharmacy.

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  • Avella Launches New Oncology, Hep C App

    Avella Launches New Oncology, Hep C App

    May 24, 2016 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy recently launched two new mobile apps designed to help clinicians select the most appropriate specialty drug options for hepatitis C (HCV) and oncology patients, apps the company said were the first of their kind in the specialty pharmacy industry. http://www.specialtypharmacycontinuum.com/Operations-Management/Article/06-16/Avella-Launches-New-Oncology-Hep-C-Apps/36389

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  • Avella Talks About Specialty Trends

    Avella Talks About Specialty Trends

    May 19, 2016 |
    Rebecca M. Shanahan, Esq., CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, talks with SPC Editorial Director David Bronstein, about trends in specialty pharmacy and what’s in the cards for Avella and the industry. See the video here: http://www.specialtypharmacycontinuum.com/Multimedia/Article/05-16/Avella-Talks-About-Specialty-Trends/36358

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    Phoenix-based Avella Specialty Pharmacy to distribute new leukemia drug

    April 21, 2016
    Phoenix-based Avella Specialty Pharmacy said Tuesday it has been selected to distribute pharmaceutical manufacturer AbbVie's new leukemia fighting drug Venclexta.

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    5 Questions for your VP of Business Development

    April 08, 2016 |
    Growing by nearly 250 percent over a three-year period, Avella Specialty Pharmacy recently found itself listed on the Inc. 5000. Helping to harness that growth is Leslie Yendro, who here shares five key questions that she—and all business development executives in healthcare—needs to consistently ask and answer to stay ahead.

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    Specialty pharmacies: The payer’s dilemma

    January 07, 2016 |
    Although specialty drug costs continue to climb, that is not the only challenge bending the industry. Healthcare stakeholders face an explosive burst of new drugs, some within the same category; a trend toward value-based care; and an emphasis on patient education to ensure compliance and eliminate waste.

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