At a specialty pharmacy, all roads lead to the pharmacist. Pivotal to ensuring effective management of drugs for complex conditions, specialty pharmacists are at the center of virtually every critical interaction with all parties involved in the process, including patients, healthcare providers, caregivers, prescribers, and prescriber offices. We salute the irreplaceable, invaluable contributions specialty pharmacists make to our connected community.
1. Specialty pharmacists are educators.
In contrast to most medications dispensed at a pharmacy, specialty drugs can pose a challenge for patients, requiring extensive explanation and training on the right way to use them. Specialty pharmacists are committed to this vital task, providing thorough and thoughtful education throughout the patient journey on:
2. Specialty pharmacists drive value-based healthcare with a powerful commitment to a positive patient experience.
In their role as trusted counselors and advisors, specialty pharmacists prioritize the three measures that matter most to patients1:
3. Specialty pharmacists have a direct impact on patient compliance and outcomes.
Their high-touch job is designed to be patient-centric, helping expedite access and adherence to care. A specialty pharmacist gives essential support for medication adherence using a range of helpful digital tools, efficient coordination, ongoing consultation, and a genuine passion for their patient's well-being.2 To better recognize and quantify the effectiveness of the specialty pharmacist's role, research is now in progress at Vanderbilt University, based on the proposition that: "Increasing specialty medication adherence through patient-tailored pharmacist-led interventions may:
4. Specialty pharmacists influence lower costs all along the healthcare spectrum.
Consider that the specialty pharmacist’s expertise ensures expensive medications, many costing more than $700 monthly, are used optimally.4 At Orsini Specialty Pharmacy, these dedicated healthcare workers are available 24/7 to help patients:
5. Specialty pharmacists expertly manage a constantly expanding list of drugs.
As research into rare diseases and complex conditions accelerates, more specialty medications are available than ever before. Consider that in the mid-1990s, fewer than 30 specialty medications existed, while now, more than 300 specialty drugs may be under the purview of a specialty pharmacist.5 These specialty drugs frequently:
6. Specialty pharmacists will be in more demand than ever in the next decade.
Their upward trajectory is clear when you consider the following key statistics:
Providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate care since 1987, Orsini Specialty Pharmacy is the leading independent specialty pharmacy focused on rare diseases, gene therapies, and complex conditions. Orsini's high-touch care model centers around experienced, therapy-specific teams that provide personalized care to patients. Learn more about Orsini's essential services for rare and complex disease therapies and our dedicated support for physicians, manufacturers, payors, and patients.
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