Specialty Pharmacy Times Launches New Website

Serving a growing market, the new Specialty Pharmacy Times Website provides industry news, current clinical insights, and specialty trends and practices.

Serving a growing market, the new Specialty Pharmacy Times website provides industry news, current clinical insights, and specialty trends and practices.

Specialty Pharmacy Times, the journal embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of the specialty pharmacy practice, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website at www.specialtypharmacytimes.com, produced by Pharmacy Times.

Specialty pharmaceuticals were historically developed for limited patient populations, but as chronic illnesses have become more prevalent, specialty drugs have gained importance and the specialty market is burgeoning. Their high-touch nature, challenging dosing regimens, high cost, and unique site-of-care requirements make these medications stand out from other drugs in development. The surge in specialized medicine is far outpacing growth in the traditional pharmaceutical market.

“Specialty pharmacy is both a profession and a business, and one cannot fully exist in the absence of the other,” said Dan Steiber, editor-in-chief of Specialty Pharmacy Times. “Having a dynamic new website is essential in supporting the entrepreneurial strategy of this field.”

The new website—www.specialtypharmacytimes.com—tackles the unique challenges and patient-focused and therapy-specific issues that specialty pharmacists face, including policy, regulatory and legal issues, adherence, reimbursement, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, and health care reform. The Specialty Pharmacy Times website also offers information about the specialty pharmacy conference circuit, and users will find continuing education opportunities tailored especially for the needs of specialty pharmacists.

“We are expanding our media products especially designed for this very important market niche to both serve the interdisciplinary health care professionals who work in it as well as our clients who need to reach them,” said Tighe Blazier, chief operating officer of MJH & Associates, the publisher of Specialty Pharmacy Times and Pharmacy Times. “By launching this new website, publishing a brand-new e-Newsletter, and increasing the journal’s frequency to bimonthly in 2012, we have opened up exciting channels of information in specialty pharmacy.”

Aside from featuring the popular articles written by leading specialty pharmacy experts that appear in the print editions of Specialty Pharmacy Times, the website encapsulates the most up-to-the-minute news regarding clinical trends within specialty conditions, including HIV, rheumatology, oncology, hepatitis C, growth hormone, and multiple sclerosis, among others. The website investigates the newest trends in treatment options and drug therapies as well innovations in specialty pharmacy. Visitors can expect to find important news from the FDA, factors affecting patient outcomes, drug news, and ground-breaking clinical trials.

“The launch of SpecialtyPharmacyTimes.com—as well the new iPad app for this unique journal—demonstrates Pharmacy Times’ reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of pharmacy,” said Mike Hennessy, president, chairman, and chief executive officer of MJH & Associates. “We are the first in this space to launch a journal, an iPad edition, and a website dedicated solely to specialty pharmacy. With these media ventures, we are reaching an exciting, growing field in pharmacy.”

About Specialty Pharmacy Times

Specialty Pharmacy Times, headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, is published by Pharmacy Times, and is a bi-monthly journal serving the business and practice of specialty pharmaceuticals and therapy, focusing on the key areas surrounding specialty pharmaceuticals and the enhanced practice needs of pharmacists in this arena. The journal is available on iPad and on www.specialtypharmacytimes.com. Specialty Pharmacy Times is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PharmacyTimes and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SpecialtyPTimes.

Specialty Pharmacy Times offers Continuing Education through Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of free continuing pharmacy education.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is a clinically based, monthly journal providing practical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practice. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and specialty pharmacy. Pharmacy Times is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of free continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PharmacyTimes and on Twitter at

http://twitter.com/pharmacy_times.

Pharmacy Times is published by Intellisphere, LLC, a leading provider of health care publishing, research, information, and education. Operating within both traditional and digital media channels, Intellisphere serves the needs of health care professionals through an extensive suite of magazines, journals, e-mail databases, Web sites, events, and personal meetings.

Intellisphere reaches more than half a million health care professionals through Pharmacy Times, Specialty Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, HCPLive.com, Oncology & Biotech News, OncLive, Contemporary Oncology, and OncNurse.