BioPlus Named as One of the Limited Access Distributors of the Medication Vivitrol
BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy selected as one of the limited number of specialty pharmacies with access to the injectable medication Vivitrol (naltrexone).
BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, now has Vivitrol available to patients who have been prescribed this injectable medication by their physicians. Vivitrol (naltrexone) is an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.
“It’s great to have BioPlus in the select group of specialty pharmacies that can distribute this limited access medication. Our high-touch model is well-suited for patients and prescribers who require diligence in patient management,” says Sharon Ferrer, BioPlus’ director of pharmaceutical contracting. “Patients and prescribers will also be impressed with our easy access to this important medication.”
The individualized patient management plans at BioPlus offer numerous services to both physicians and patients, including reimbursement support to aid in obtaining prior authorizations, benefit investigation, and verifying co-pays; clinical support to provide therapy management, refill reminders, and patient care coordination; and 24/7 patient monitoring with personalized service. “A key benefit with BioPlus is our combination of patient education, encouragement, and evaluation to plan to reach the best possible treatment outcomes,” adds Ferrer.
BioPlus has extensive expertise and an excellent track record with complex injectable biologics. The latest compliance statistics from a sampling of the treatment programs at BioPlus, which includes more than 22,200 BioPlus patients being treated for hepatitis C, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions, shows that BioPlus achieves a 91 percent compliance rate at discharge. By comparison, the compliance rate for retail and mail-order pharmacies is only 50 percent. “We feel that these statistics speak to the effectiveness of the high-touch patient focus at BioPlus achieving our goal of ensuring treatment and improving outcomes,” notes Ferrer.
About BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
BioPlus is a pharmacist-owned, URAC accredited, national specialty infusion pharmacy providing high-touch services and specialty pharmaceuticals for patients with chronic diseases such as hepatitis, bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies, neuromuscular disorders, cancer, and other conditions. Licensed in all 50 states, BioPlus is one of the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacies. Accredited by VIPPS, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), patients can contact the Pharmacy toll free at 1-888-514-8082.