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  • Avella Purchases Compounding Provider Oncology Plus

    Avella Purchases Compounding Provider Oncology Plus

    November 18, 2016 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy has closed on its acquisition of Oncology Plus LLC, a Florida-based provider of patient-specific compounded chemotherapeutics and supportive drugs to oncology practices and hospitals. Oncology Plus provides custom, unit dose, patient-specific chemotherapy drugs for IV and other specialized administration to hematology/oncology patients in physician practice and hospital settings.

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    Coyotes to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Nov. 19

    November 15, 2016 |
    The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Avella Specialty Pharmacy, on Saturday, Nov. 19, when the Coyotes face off against the San Jose Sharks. Game time is 6 p.m. at Gila River Arena.

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  • Avella Specialty Pharmacy acquires Oncology Plus

    Avella Specialty Pharmacy acquires Oncology Plus

    November 15, 2016 |
    On the heels of its announcement that it had hired a new medical advisor, Avella Specialty Pharmacy on Monday announced that it had acquired Oncology Plus, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of patient-specific compounded therapies. Avella said that the acquisition would further its strategic vision to become the nation’s leading omni-site specialty pharmacy and add breadth to its compounding and oncology-focused capabilities and offerings.

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  • National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Names Avella Specialty Pharmacy of the Year

    National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Names Avella Specialty Pharmacy of the Year

    September 27, 2016 |
    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.”

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  • 2015’s Fastest-Growing, Private Specialty Pharmacies (From the Inc. 5000)

    2015’s Fastest-Growing, Private Specialty Pharmacies (From the Inc. 5000)

    September 21, 2016
    Time for our annual review of the latest Inc. 5000 list, the magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list offers a valuable snapshot of the dynamic specialty pharmacy industry. Avella and BioPlus are also the only pharmacies with national market share large enough to appear in our list of The Top 10 Specialty Pharmacies of 2015.

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  • Nonadherent Patients: Your Pill Bottle Is Calling!

    Nonadherent Patients: Your Pill Bottle Is Calling!

    September 09, 2016 |
    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.

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  • NASP Announces Patient Satisfaction Survey

    NASP Announces Patient Satisfaction Survey

    September 09, 2016 |
    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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  • 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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