Value Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Value Specialty Pharmacy announced that effective November 1, 2013, it has been awarded a Full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC.

Value Specialty Pharmacy announced that effective November 1, 2013, it has been awarded a Full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation provides an external validation of excellence in Specialty Pharmacy Management and provides Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) oriented processes that improve operations and enhance compliance. It also helps to assist in preparing for regulatory compliance.

“Value Specialty Pharmacy is committed to providing the highest quality health services to our patients, and this Full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation speaks to the commitment that we have to that goal”, said Greg Drew, president of Value Drug Company and Value Specialty Pharmacy. “As we continue our work to provide broad based community access to specialty pharmacy services, and promote the role of the independent community pharmacist as a member of the health care team, this significant recognition is a critical step in our growth”.

“By applying for and receiving Full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation, Value Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said URAC COO William Vandervennet. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit

Value Specialty Pharmacy, located in Duncansville PA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Value Drug Company of Altoona, PA. Value Specialty Pharmacy provides a high touch, high quality specialty pharmacy solution for patients and payers that include recognition of independent community pharmacists as critical members of the health care team.

For more information contact Paul Levesque, RPh, director of corporate pharmacy development or visit

SOURCE: Value Specialty Pharmacy