Walgreens announced full ownership of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime in January, necessitating the name change to AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2022 – One of the country’s largest specialty and home delivery pharmacies is now AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. Walgreens announced full ownership of the company in January, necessitating the name change.
“AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy is the same specialty and home delivery pharmacy our patients have come to trust and depend on for life-saving medications,” says Joel Wright, RPh, chief executive officer. “We continue putting patients first in everything we do to provide hope and care for better tomorrows.”
New name comes with some changes
In addition to the new name, patients and partners may notice a few other changes at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy:
“As the pharmacy industry has evolved, the needs of our patients have become more complex. To better serve them, we transformed our operating model to create dedicated teams that focus on specific conditions and therapies,” says Tracey James, RPh, chief operating officer. “We’ve always prided ourselves on providing comprehensive patient care across functional teams. We’re confident the changes we’ve made will not only improve patient outcomes but will also reduce the cost of care and enhance the patient and provider experience.”
James attributes the company’s leading access to hard-to-find medications to its commitment to patient care. “First, manufacturers know we have dedicated teams working closely with patients to help make sure they stay on therapy. And second, they want a partner who is experienced in handling high-touch medications,” she says. “They know they have that in AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. We share the same goal of improving patient outcomes while helping reduce healthcare costs.”
Wright says AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy has reimbursement specialists who assist with prior authorizations and questions about insurance coverage. “They also help identify financial assistance programs available to eligible patients. In fact, we connected eligible patients to more than $600 million in financial assistance between 2019 and 2021,”3 he says. “We have always worked to provide this level of attention and support to our patients every day, and this is something we will continue at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy.”
Looking Toward the Future of Specialty Pharmacy
Wright finds specialty pharmacy to be an exciting space and predicts an industry focus on improving the patient journey, including how specialty pharmacies engage digitally with patients and providers.
“As we focus on the future, we have evolved our company greatly in the last several months,” Wright says. “These changes give us a great opportunity to look at things through new eyes, to face new challenges, to consider new competitors and to reposition ourselves in the market. We are excited about the future of specialty pharmacy and AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy’s role in shaping it.”
About AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy (AllianceRxWP.com) provides hope and care for better tomorrows to patients with rare diseases and chronic conditions by delivering medications from its specialty and home delivery pharmacies. Our advanced analytical capabilities, pharmacy expertise and technology solutions enable providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and health plans to deliver optimal health outcomes. Through personalized care and clinical programs, along with access to the leading number of limited distribution drugs, patients can get back to what matters most. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the company holds several national pharmacy accreditations and has team members across the United States.