June 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb's Sprycel

May 30, 2012

New Drug Review

Bristol-Myers Squibb's Sprycel (dasatinib) tablets were approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in the chronic phase.

7 Reasons Why Specialty Drug Dispensing Will Boom

May 29, 2012

Viewpoints: The Last Word

Competition is heating up in the specialty marketplace as investment capital is drawn in and the pharmaceutical industry shifts from traditional brand-name drugs to specialty drugs over the next few years.

Focus on Oncology: A Look at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy

May 29, 2012


A holistic, focused approach to patients ensures that pharmacy needs are met and optimal treatment results are achieved. The close coordination of the entire health care team for individual therapeutic care is the goal.

Supply Chain Innovations

May 25, 2012


Complex distribution challenges for manufacturers of specialty drugs require life science and cold chain experts to provide a faster, better way of distributing these life-saving medications.

Exploring Nursing Adherence Programs for Oral Oncolytics

May 25, 2012


Specialty pharmacies are becoming more involved in programs that focus on the management of oral oncolytics. The role of health care workers, including pharmacists, physicians, and nurses, is being defined as this therapeutic class grows.

Work Flow Operations Overview: Part I

May 24, 2012


Technology solutions are commonly deployed to support key work flow operations and the increasing demands of reporting requirements. Here's the first installment of a 2-part article that examines important technological considerations in the specialty pharmacy work flow.

Specialized Nursing: From Clinical Trials to Launch

May 23, 2012

Specialty Pharmacy Nursing

Specialized nursing home care organizations have emerged to provide and coordinate clinical care that is specific to brand-new therapies and help communicate the value of these new drugs.

New Frontiers in Specialty Pharmacy Oncology Management

May 22, 2012


As industry invests billions into self-administered oncolytics, specialty pharmacy steps in. This special issue focuses on the cutting-edge, real-world practices and successes of specialty pharmacy in oncology.

Cancer Care: High Costs, Innovative Solutions

May 22, 2012

From the Chairman

Taking a comprehensive look at the ever-changing and always challenging oncology scene, we present a variety of topics and voices to understand this complex world and the significant impact of specialty pharmacists.