Troy, MI (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
Pharmacy Advantage is pleased to announce that is has been selected as a provider of the limited distribution therapy, Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate) delayed-release capsules. Approved by the FDA in 2013, clinical studies of this product have demonstrated a marked reduction in “flare ups,” delayed progression of physical disability, and slowed brain lesion development in patients with relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis. Tecfidera® is manufactured and distributed by Biogen Idec Inc.
“We are extremely excited to add Tecfidera to our specialty medication portfolio,” stated Sweta Patel, PharmD, MS Clinical Specialist at Pharmacy Advantage. “With access to this new oral therapy, the Pharmacy Advantage clinical team can now offer patients and neurologists another valuable option in the management of Multiple Sclerosis. Through dedication and diligence, our staff works to tailor available comprehensive services to safely and effectively generate positive patient outcomes.”
People diagnosed with complicated conditions such as MS are often subjected to various challenges when attempting to fill their prescriptions. Factors such as potential cost burdens, prior authorization requirements, coordination of benefits, proper drug storage/shipping considerations, and the overwhelming need for strict monitoring through adherence programs all become a stressful reality to patients receiving these unique pharmaceutical therapies. By enlisting a small network of specialty pharmacies equipped to handle the aforementioned components, manufacturers like Biogen Idec Inc. strive to optimize patient access, tolerance and compliance to certify the greatest clinical results.
“Pharmacy Advantage is proud to be a new partner of Biogen Idec Inc. serving as an integrated specialty solution advocating high touch patient care,” said Daniel P. Kus, RPh., Vice President of Pharmacy Advantage. “Our team has a noted reputation of commitment to every customer, offering them prior authorization support, co-pay assistance, free prescription delivery, side effect management, and 24/7 access to a compassionate clinical professional. At Pharmacy Advantage, we understand that the best medicine isn’t always just medications, it is an open ear, a hand to hold and if needed a shoulder to cry on.”
About Pharmacy Advantage
Pharmacy Advantage Specialty Pharmacy is a Michigan-based organization that provides comprehensive Medication Therapy Management Programs (MTM) to patients with acute and chronic conditions. Core programs offered include: Oncology, Hepatitis B and C, Multiple Sclerosis, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Fertility, Transplant, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and other Autoimmune Disorders. Incorporated specialty services: free prescription delivery, benefits investigation, financial assistance programs and disease specific clinical counseling. Our design encompasses systems to certify appropriate medication utilization, adherence, and routine preventative measures to limit adverse reactions. In light of persistent and confusing changes regarding the health care model, this highly-trained team continuously acts to increase customer satisfaction by means of furnishing paramount service with a personalized touch. Pharmacy Advantage: A healthy dose of compassion.
Learn more about Pharmacy Advantage, contact Aimee Sekmistrz, BSN, 248.525.2324; Aimee(at)PharmacyAdvantageRx(dot)com or visit http://www.PharmacyAdvantageRx.com.