2019 Asembia Recap

Massive Change Could Be Looming for Specialty Pharmacy

June 14, 2019

Features

With drug pricing increasingly becoming a hot button issue and greater consternation surrounding the cost of treating a chronic disease among the general public, it is clear that the health care industry is at a crossroads.

PCSK9 Inhibitors Show Promise in Effectively Managing Hypercholesterolemia, Improving Patient Outcomes

June 14, 2019

CE Highlights

For patients at risk for cardiovascular disease who have a less-than-expected response to statins or are intolerant of them, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) serine protease inhibitors fill an important treatment gap.

Peanut Allergy: Hope on the Horizon

June 14, 2019

CE Highlights

Peanut allergy is not an issue only within the health care community—it is a hot topic of discussion and often discord among parents, teachers, legislators, and media commentators.

Personalizing Care in von Willebrand Disease Is Essential

June 14, 2019

CE Highlights

Since the growth of specialty pharmacies, genetically acquired bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease (vWD) have been among the most common conditions addressed in these practice locations.

Oncology Innovation Fuels Rapid Pipeline Growth

June 14, 2019

Features

The oncology drug pipeline has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, driven by innovations in cell therapies, immunotherapy, and precision medicine, according to a specialty pipeline update presentation at the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2019.

Specialty Lite Model Goes Beyond Improving Adherence

June 14, 2019

Features

The "specialty-lite" platform leverages the current infrastructure of specialty pharmacies with efficient services and emerging technological solutions that focus on ensuring prescription fulfillment with economic feasibility.

How to Leverage New Technologies to Better Serve Patients

June 14, 2019

Features

Digital innovations are opening up a world in which patients can remain better informed about their health and pharmacists can use digital metrics to help their patients make more informed health care decisions.

Co-pay Accumulator Programs: The Debate Continues

June 14, 2019

Features

Co-pay accumulator programs are the latest cost management initiative resulting from the constant push and pull between payers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and manufacturers to reduce drug spend.

A Time of Change Across Specialty Pharmacy

June 14, 2019

From the Chairman

Throughout the meeting rooms and educational sessions at the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2019, there were clear signs that massive change could alter the industry before next year’s meeting.