specialty pharmacy

Specialty drugs shake up field of Rx players

Specialty drugs shake up field of Rx players

The rapid growth of the specialty pharmacy sector, fueled by high-priced specialty drugs, remains one of the leading story lines in the pharmacy industry. Compared with the retail pharmacy arena, the field of players in the specialty Rx market has yet to shake out. But pharmaceutical supply chain and economics expert Adam Fein, CEO of

Albertsons earns ACHC specialty pharmacy accreditation

Albertsons earns ACHC specialty pharmacy accreditation

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has gained accreditation for its specialty pharmacy care services from Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a nonprofit health standards organization. Albertsons said late Thursday that it’s the largest national food and drug chain to receive the ACHC accreditation and operates its own in-house specialty care service for pharmacy patients.

Diplomat launches Specialty Infusion Group brand

Diplomat launches Specialty Infusion Group brand

FLINT, Mich — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is uniting five subsidiaries under a new brand umbrella called Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group. The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy said the business units — American Homecare Federation, At-Home IV Infusion Professional, BioRx, MedPro Rx and XAS Infusion Suites — will continue to focus on their key areas of

Walgreens builds specialty pharmacy community

Walgreens builds specialty pharmacy community

BOSTON — Specialty medications have emerged as one of the fastest-growing segments of the overall pharmacy field. But while the specialty segment has garnered headlines mainly for the financial boon it has provided to some manufacturers or others within the industry, a Walgreens specialty pharmacy here provides a revelatory look at what these specialty facilities

Urick becomes Diplomat president

FLINT, Mich. — Paul Urick has been promoted to president of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Urick, who had been senior vice president of industry relations, pharmaceutical account management and payor strategy, succeeds Gary Kadlec, who will retire on December 31. Kadlec will serve out his term on the specialty pharmacy company’s board of directors. “As part

Diplomat video series talks specialty pharmacy

Diplomat video series talks specialty pharmacy

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is launching a video Q&A series highlighting the role of specialty pharmacy and how it works with physicians to support patients with complex chronic conditions. Called “Diplomat Dialogues,” the video conversations — in recognition of American Pharmacists Month — will feature industry leaders discussing specialty pharmacists’ skill set and

Fred’s specialty pharmacy takes EntrustRx name

Fred’s specialty pharmacy takes EntrustRx name

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc.’s specialty pharmacy unit Eiris Health Services has adopted the name EntrustRx, the specialty pharmacy business that the retailer acquired last year. Licensed in all 50 states, EntrustRx dispenses specialty drugs to treat complex conditions and diseases that typically require ongoing or long-term support. Its main therapy lines include hepatitis C,

Thrifty White specialty pharmacy accredited by URAC

Thrifty White specialty pharmacy accredited by URAC

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a health care standards organization. The regional drug chain said Friday that its central specialty pharmacy was awarded the designation from Washington, D.C.-based URAC. “URAC accreditation validates our comprehensive specialty pharmacy program,” Jeremy Faulks, director of specialty pharmacy at Thrifty White, said

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics form alliance

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics form alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ST. PAUL, Minn. — Walgreens has entered into a long-term alliance with Prime Therapeutics, the nation’s fourth-largest pharmacy benefit manager, that will include the creation of a joint pharmacy services company. Under the partnership, Walgreens and Prime will combine their central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses, the companies said Monday. The

Kroger ups stake in specialty pharmacy

Kroger ups stake in specialty pharmacy

CINCINNATI — Axium Pharmacy Holdings Inc., a unit of Kroger Co., has agreed to acquire Modern HC Holdings Inc. (ModernHEALTH), a specialty pharmacy operator, to create a combined specialty pharmacy organization. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, were not disclosed. The new entity will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of

Specialty pharmacy facility in Fla. unveiled by CVS

ORLANDO, Fla. — CVS Health has opened a 112,000-square-foot specialty pharmacy here. The new facility will provide disease education, pharmacy and medication counseling, benefits verification, medication dispensing, and coordination of care with multiple providers. The site adds to CVS’ significant presence in the Orlando area, where it has a distribution center as well as other

Kroger to buy specialty pharmacy ModernHEALTH

Kroger to buy specialty pharmacy ModernHEALTH

CINCINNATI — Boosting its presence in the fast-growing specialty pharmacy arena, Kroger Co. has unveiled a deal for its Axium Pharmacy Holdings Inc. subsidiary to acquire Modern HC Holdings Inc., the parent of pharmacy services operator ModernHEALTH. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Plans call for Axium and ModernHEALTH to operate as a combined

Thrifty White grows specialty Rx network

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy and Diplomat Pharmacy have expanded their current specialty pharmacy agreement to include Thrifty White’s affiliated pharmacies. Thrifty White said the new program with Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, enables its affiliated pharmacies to provide full-service specialty medication support — including 24/7 pharmacist access — to

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