Why You Might Need A Specialty Pharmacy
Over the past decade, there has been a rise in chronic conditions in our country. These include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
As more of the population is in need of treatment methods that will address their specific illness, the development of medications which can allow for better management is also on the rise. By working with patients, doctors and pharmaceutical manufacturers, specialty pharmacies ensure that peoples are able to receive their medications and needed treatments. They are part of the solution to bringing better quality of life to individuals with chronic illnesses,
Not only do specialty pharmacies specialize in specific medications, they also work to educate patients, coordinate care, and manage inefficiencies related to costs. The pharmacist and patient are much more closely connected and work in collaboration with each other.
In general, medications that are handled by specialty pharmacies are higher in costs and specialty pharmacies work to make medications more affordable for patients, doctors, and insurance providers.
Robin Stoloff talk with Specialty Pharmacist, Dan Distefano, of Curexa Specialty and Compounding Pharmacy in Egg Harbor Township.