Specialty Pharmacy Times Welcomes 10 Pharmacies Providing Specialty Products to Its Strategic Alliance Partnership Program

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Alliances with specialty pharmacies result in collaboration and knowledge exchange, while building trust and increasing visibility of partners’ services.

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“We are extremely proud of our partnership program and will continue building trust with each of our partners as we provide quality content to meet the needs of our individual readers,” said Chris Hennessy, publisher of Specialty Pharmacy Times.

Specialty Pharmacy Times, the specialty pharmacy industry’s number one journal and the most read publication among specialty pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, today announced it has joined with ten specialty pharmacies through its Strategic Alliance Partnership program. The new alliances will partner and share knowledge, and increase the industrywide visibility of the participating pharmacy organizations.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership program and will continue building trust with each of our partners as we provide quality content to meet the needs of our individual readers,” said Chris Hennessy, publisher of Specialty Pharmacy Times.

Joining Specialty Pharmacy Times, which serves the business and practice of specialty pharmaceuticals and therapy, are Southside Specialty Pharmacy, KloudScript, Amerita Inc., Encompass RX, Gentry Health Services, Curexa Pharmacy, Prime Aid Pharmacy Corporation, Blount Discount Pharmacy, Elwyn Pharmacy Group and New London Specialty Pharmacy. These new alliances bring the number of Specialty Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance Partnerships to 70.

Hennessy noted that specialty pharmacies serve the needs of patients with complex health conditions and diseases. Their specialty products often have unique properties requiring enhanced services, customized equipment and procedures for shipping, precise storage conditions, intense patient management and, due to their higher cost, advanced knowledge about what the pharmacy must do to get reimbursed for them. These high-cost drugs can also be complicated for patients to use, requiring the pharmacy to provide coaching and follow-up care to ensure proper use. Specialty medicines typically treat complex diseases such as cancer, HIV, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and rare genetic conditions. Specialty Pharmacy Times focuses on key areas surrounding specialty pharmaceuticals and the enhanced practice needs of pharmacists in this arena.

Southside Specialty Pharmacy is a pharmacist-owned and operated company that was established in 1992. We helped a huge number of families to get well and stay healthy. The high level of personal attention and service we give our customers has allowed us to diversify our services to include specialty, infusion, compounding, home health and chronic disease management. Our success is based on our Four Prong Approach: Innovation, Initiative, Adaptability and Teamwork.

KloudScript is a specialty pharmacy service company enabling its performance network of community pharmacies to provide specialty care and medications locally. KloudScript, Inc. enables essential interactions between patients, prescribers, payors, and pharma on behalf of independent retail pharmacies (IRPs). KloudScript’s approach allows our pharmacy partners to compel the industry stakeholders to look at a better, faster, and more cost-efficient alternative to providing specialty care, one in which the patient is at the center.

Amerita, Inc. is a Specialty Infusion company focused on providing complex pharmaceutical products and clinical services to patients outside of the hospital.

Encompass RX is a locally owned and operated independent specialty pharmacy focusing on patient care in individuals with chronic diseases. We believe the role of the clinical pharmacist does not begin or end with the dispensing of a prescription. Our care model encompasses everything from formulary support and prior authorization management to injection training and financial assistance.

Gentry Health Services is committed to improving the clinical outcomes of patients with the most complex of disease states. Our services are geared with one primary focus: Taking Care of the Patient. The goal of the entire staff at Gentry is to ensure that our patients are satisfied with their experience at our pharmacy.

Curexa Pharmacy is committed to improving patients’ outcomes by providing optimal service and an unsurpassed level of care. By integrating clinical pharmacy care with technology and dedication to the patient, we offer an unparalleled pharmacy experience enabling a healthier tomorrow. Our goal is to optimize appropriate medication use while maximizing adherence and patient satisfaction.

Prime Aid Pharmacy Corp. is a nationwide, privately held “Clinical Specialty Pharmacy.” Prime Aid’s continual mission is to consistently exceed the needs and expectations of our customers and employees, and create a compassionate, professional, clinical environment for our patients and physicians, while delivering ongoing personalized care, and unsurpassed service within our industry.

Blount Discount Pharmacy, Inc. operates four independent community pharmacies. Three of the locations are retail outlets offering hospice care, compounding services, a personalized diabetes care program, MTM services and a medication compliance program, along with free delivery and drive-through service. Blount Discount Pharmacy’s mission is to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of the people residing in the Alcoa / Maryville, Tennessee area by providing the highest quality medications, supplies, and services.

Elwyn Pharmacy Group is a large multi-location independently owned and operated specialty pharmacy headquartered in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. We have additional locations located in Media, Pennsylvania, Glen Rock, New Jersey, as well as Charleston, West Virginia. We are URAC, ACHC and PCAB accredited. At Elwyn Pharmacy Group we provide medications under a comprehensive umbrella of medication therapy management to people living with many complex disease states in the home, as well as various long-term care facility settings.

New London Specialty Pharmacy has served the needs of our community and beyond. Today, we are a specialty pharmacy that combines clinical expertise with personal passion to achieve maximum outcomes. Our specialty care is your optimal wellness. We team with our patients to improve their heath and their lives through drug therapies and personal service. Our prescribers trust us to deliver the best outcomes by delivering the best care available in the most efficient manner available.

About Specialty Pharmacy Times
Specialty Pharmacy Times is a bi-monthly journal and daily news web site serving the business and practice of specialty pharmaceuticals and therapy and focusing on the key areas surrounding specialty pharmaceuticals and the enhanced practice needs of pharmacists in this arena. The journal is available on iPad and on http://www.SpecialtyPharmacyTimes.com. Articles are authored by leaders from all areas of specialty practice including administration, academia, policy, information systems, managed care, clinical practice, business management, nursing, and importantly, from pharmacists who interact with patients on a daily basis. Our readers include the payer community, specialty pharmaceuticals manufacturers, government, allied health care professionals, and pharmacists. Specialty Pharmacy Times is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

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