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Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty pharmacy focuses on high cost, high touch medication therapy for patients with complex disease states. Medications in specialty pharmacy range from oral to cutting edge injectable and biologic products. The disease states treated range from cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis to rare genetic conditions.  

A specialty pharmacist may work in a variety of practice settings. Some pharmacists in this practice area work in pharmacies dedicated to only products that are considered specialty medications. In this setting, pharmacists may work in a variety of areas including dispensing, medication therapy management, patient advocacy and therapy compliance. Some pharmacists work in institutional or health system settings and may be involved with the patients therapy from in-patient to ambulatory care sites. Other pharmacists work in more traditional retail settings and either focus on certain specialty disease states at their practice sites or work with an affiliated specialty pharmacy provider to dispense these complex medications.  

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October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017
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September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017
FDA approved on September 28 abemaciclib (Verzenio—Eli Lilly) for the treatment of adults who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal...
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September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017
Express Scripts has criticized the $475,000 price tag on Novartis AG's latest breakthrough cancer therapy. The cost of the leukemia treatment—...
Express Scripts has criticized the $475,000 price tag on Novartis AG's latest breakthrough cancer therapy.
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