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NASP Meeting Shines Light on Challenges, Opportunities in Specialty Pharmacy
NASP maintains a strong focus on policies affecting the national, legislative, and regulatory landscape of specialty pharmacy year round.
Key Takeaways from Asembia 2018
The annual Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit is the largest annual conference in the United States focused on specialty the specialty space.
Market Access in Oncology: Shooting for the Moon
Market access and health care professionals must work to find the balance to provide solid treatment for cancer without burdening the system to a point of collapse.
The Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit Returns
The first of 2 showcase events in the specialty space brings thousands of stakeholders from pharmacies, manufacturers, and service providers.
Oncology: Staying Ahead of the Pack in the Race to Excellence
Emerging oncology therapies, often made available to patients through specialty pharmacies, continue to be a key driver and focus of the business.
Itâ€™s Who You Know AND What You Know
Regardless of the quality of services offered by a specialty pharmacy, the inability to connect those services to the physician, payer, pharma organization, and patient make it difficult to be successful.
Tweeting This Out: Build a Wall Around DIR Fees and Make Specialty Pharmacy Great Again
If direct and indirect remuneration fees are to remain, the health care system must recognize that specialty pharmacies provide different services to patients.
CBI Specialty Data Conference Spotlights Developing Trends in Pharmacy
CBI Channel Trends Trade and Specialty Data conference delves into the core topics in the supply chain for both traditional and specialty products.
New Product Opportunities-Having the Right Stuff to Win the Game
Managing the complex environment of specialty products must be both strategic and tactical if you want to compete.
How Much Is Too Much? The Rising Cost of Specialty Products
Specialty drugs can alter or eradicate diseases to increase both the quality of life and length of lifespan overall, but this progress and innovation comes with a price tag.
Value-Based Contracting in Specialty: Backing Up ROI in Health Care
Specialty pharmacies need to determine their role with both existing and emerging therapies in the chain of value-based care.
Patient Satisfaction: The Real Barometer for Success in Specialty
Misinformation among consumers and the media regarding specialty pharmacies illustrates the importance of leveraging factual information to highlight specialty services for patients to raise the customer service bar even higher.
Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy: No Longer Optional
Payers prefer specialty pharmacies achieve third-party accreditation to confirm their commitment to quality.
Specialty Pharmacy: Professional Services or Getting Too Cozy?
Lines must be drawn among specialty pharmacies and manufacturers to ensure professional services do not exceed regulatory parameters.
A â€œBlack Eyeâ€ in Specialty: Educating the Media
Stakeholders must work together to combat media reports that incorrectly define specialty pharmacy by the cost of medications and not the services provided.
Limited-Distribution Products-The Debate Continues
Several factors must be considered when selecting a supply-chain process.
PCSK9s: A Shot in the Arm for Specialty Pharmacy?
PCSK9 inhibitors are about to make their debut, and specialty pharmacy is poised to play a key role in their management.
Oncology: An Ever-Growing Presence in Specialty Pharmacy
As oncology spending rises, insurers and manufacturers are looking to specialty pharmacy programs to maximize the effectiveness of cancer therapies.
Biosimilars: The Perfect Fit for Specialty!
The first biosimilar product in the United States has been approved, and the time is now for specialty pharmacists to become familiar with the use and regulation of these drugs.
The New Paradigm in Specialty: Payer Formulary Control?
As costly new specialty medications come to market, the role of the payer in controlling formularies is becoming increasingly apparent.
Adding to Your Toolbox
Knowledge of the specialty drug pipeline is essential in planning for your practice.
Who Is the Customer in Specialty?
Specialty pharmacies face the complexities of managing relationships with patients, physicians, manufacturers, and payers.
Community Specialty Pharmacy: The Time Is Now!
When specialty pharmacists refine their skills and adapt their methods of providing services to patients, they are directing their own destinies and taking on a valuable role in the community.
Specialty Is Not Always Pharmacy: Uncovered Secrets
Many specialty products require a limited access approach, and specialty pharmacists need to have knowledge of the distribution and supply chain structure.
Specialty Is Not Always Pharmacy
Selection of the right distribution model is of key importance in the launch of a specialty product, where each of the stakeholders has specific needs and requirements that must be met.
Patient and Product Security: It's the New Law
The editor-in-chief of Specialty Pharmacy Times discusses the requirements of the new national pharmaceutical serialization and track and trace program.
Managing the Cost of Specialty Drugs: Not So Black and White
The editor-in-chief of Specialty Pharmacy Times discusses the tactics used by pharmacy benefit managers and manufacturers to contain specialty therapy costs.
Specialty Pharmacy Year in Review and Beyond
Specialty Pharmacy Times' editor-in-chief looks at the highlights of 2013 and considers the issues and trends poised to impact the future of specialty pharmacy.
Specialty Trends to Consider
Distribution models are the key drivers for new participants in the specialty space. Here's a thoughtful discussion on how to grow your business.
Oncology: The Brass Ring?
Welcome to our third annual special Oncology edition of Specialty Pharmacy Times! While new targeted oral medications are convenient and effective, they are also expensive and toxic, so the need for creating the greatest effectiveness from therapy is warranted. That's where specialty pharmacy comes in.
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