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    Avella Partners With Fertility Source

    August 20, 2015 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy has partnered with Fertility SOURCE Companies, one of the largest egg donor and surrogacy organizations in the United States. As part of the partnership, Avella will provide significant discounts on specialty medications used in fertility procedures, including follitropin beta (Follistim, Merck), chorionic gonadotropin (Pregnyl, Merck), menotropins injection (Menopur, Ferring), ganirelix acetate, progesterone and many others.

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  • With Mobile App, Improved Prescription Adherence Eyed

    With Mobile App, Improved Prescription Adherence Eyed

    June 24, 2015 |
    Can a mobile application boost medication adherence? Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., expects that it can, and has begun marketing a “gamified” medication adherence app to its managed-care, employer group and health-system clients.

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    Specialty Pharmacy Makes Inroads in Urology Practice

    June 10, 2015 |
    The use of specialty pharmacy in oncology practice has grown, becoming a mainstay for many practices. Historically, that has not been the case for urology practices, but that trend is changing as more urologists see the potential of managing their prostate cancer patients with oral oncolytics, rather than referring them immediately to medical oncologists. There are many processes for a urology practice to consider when partnering with a specialty pharmacy, including time and capital investments. Challenges include prior authorization, storage of medications, adherence, and benefits investigations.

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    Successful Hepatitis C Treatment Begins with YOU

    June 10, 2015 |
    Would you be surprised to hear that medication nonadherence costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year? Medication nonadherence is a result of patients failing to take their medication at the prescribed dosage, appropriate time, and scheduled frequency, and not following written directions. In fact, patient nonadherence may be the greatest barrier to the effective use of current and newly approved hepatitis C virus (HCV) medications, especially if health care providers fail to recognize potential obstacles to treatment. - See more at: http://hepatitis-c.curetoday.com/journals/cure-hepatitis-c/2015/spring-2015/Successful-Hepatitis-C-Treatment-Begins-with-YOU#sthash.2oWpxA33.dpuf

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  • Improving Medication Adherence for Oncology Patients Through High-Tech Interventions

    Improving Medication Adherence for Oncology Patients Through High-Tech Interventions

    June 08, 2015 |
    Mobile adherence apps are a great boon to patients who face the responsibility of taking oral chemotherapy drugs as directed without in-person supervision by clinicians.

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  • Improving Medication Adherence in HIV Patients: New Mobile App Shows Promising Results in Retrospective Analysis

    Improving Medication Adherence in HIV Patients: New Mobile App Shows Promising Results in Retrospective Analysis

    May 26, 2015 |
    Given that one in three patients don’t fill prescriptions as directed, medication adherence is a problem across all patient populations. Lack of adherence can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical/mental, social, perceptual and logistical barriers. Among these barriers, forgetfulness is a major challenge…and yet largely preventable.

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  • Specialty Drugs Demand Specialized Skills

    Specialty Drugs Demand Specialized Skills

    May 20, 2015 |
    The health care industry is undergoing a dramatic shift, and this has affected the type of pharmacy training, specialized skills, and knowledge that are in demand by employers. Health care reform did much more than just extend health coverage to the uninsured; it introduced new concepts like accountable care, in which health care teams, that include pharmacists, work together to improve quality and better manage costs.

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  • Why Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) are great news for your practice.

    Why Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) are great news for your practice.

    May 12, 2015 |
    New processes and requirements around clean room facilities benefit patients in terms of safety and quality.

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  • Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

    Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

    April 17, 2015 |
    One issue that healthcare providers have seen in the clinical space that’s caused worse health outcomes is the lack of medication adherence among patients. While electronic prescribing may lead to fewer medical errors among pharmacies and medical facilities, it is of little avail if patients aren’t taking their prescribed medication. However, mobile health technology may be able to solve this vital issue.

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  • The FDA’s Outsourcing Facility Designation: What It Means and Why It Matters

    The FDA’s Outsourcing Facility Designation: What It Means and Why It Matters

    April 17, 2015 |
    A pharmacy that seeks to register as an outsourcing facility will likely need to make investments in infrastructure and training in order to comply with the Drug Quality and Security Act.

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