Benzer Pharmacy Opens a Specialty Hub on Louisiana’s Famous Canal Street

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Benzer Specialty pharmacy streamlines its comprehensive specialty pharmacy management by launching a center of excellence with a key focus on HIV and Hep C.

Benzer Pharmacy has officially opened a center of excellence with a key focus on HIV and Hep C on Louisiana’s famous Canal Street.

Located at 2525 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119, the specialty pharmacy is aimed at maintaining the well-being of the local community and its residents.

In 2013, an estimated 1,398 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in Louisiana. Louisiana ranked 11th among the 50 states in the number of HIV diagnoses in 2013. (Louisiana-2015 State Health Profile)

“We are treating this location as a specialty hub following reports that Louisiana has high occurrences of Hep C and HIV,” says Mike LaBrecque, Vice President Benzer Specialty Pharmacy.

Specialty medications typically are used to manage chronic disease states that need to be monitored closely. Some specialty medications are expensive, hard to obtain and require special administration techniques.

Benzer Specialty Pharmacy is currently in process of accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy.

This means that any Benzer outlet can fill specialty medication in addition to their usual services, and the patient will receive the full complement of speciality services.

Services that are being offered at the specialty hub include but not limited to: insurance benefits verification, completion of prior authorizations, appeals processing and submission, financial assistance programs (co-pay/foundations), drug/disease patient therapy management with key focus on HIV and Hep C.

“The specialty hub will coordinate and meet all of the medication needs of the patient including: specialty, traditional, OTC, etc.,” explains Mr. LaBrecque.

This marks the sixth pharmacy to be opened since January and the third in Louisiana.

“This is an exciting time for Benzer Specialty Pharmacy as the demand for specialty medications has increased dramatically over the past few years," concludes Mr. LaBrecque.

The store will open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. For more information,


Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compounding and specialty medication. The first Benzer Pharmacy was opened in year 2009. There are currently over 50 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana. The pharmacy is projected to grow rapidly in-order to reach more customers and to make sure their experiences match their expectations. 

Benzer Pharmacy earned position 1500 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing 
private company in America, earned position 39 out of 100 in the 2015 Florida Fast 100 for the fastest-growing private companies in Florida, earned position 67 out of 200 in the 2015 TBBJ 200, Tampa Bay’s largest private companies, voted favorite pharmacy in the 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina, and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.  For more information:

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