An Open Letter To The Health System-Owned Specialty Pharmacy Industry

This open letter was published by The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP), Inc.’s Board of Directors on February 2, 2021.

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Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance: A Voice For Integrated Specialty Pharmacies

Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance issues open letter outlining three needed industry actions to improve patient care and outcomes.

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Alliance Writes Open Letter Aimed at Helping Speciality Pharmacy Improve Patient Care

Gary Kerr, PharmD, MBA, chief pharmacy officer, Baystate Health, and president of HOSP, discusses a recent open letter that the Health System Owned Speciality Pharmacy Alliance wrote to better address the challenges that many speciality pharmacies face, and explains what he hopes clinical pharmacists will take away from the letter.

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Strategies and Analysis for Managing High-Cost Specialty Products

With the FDA’s approval of Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS) Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel) last month, there are now three chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapies to treat a certain type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).

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Alliance of hospital-owned specialty pharmacies issues industry call to action

The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, or HOSP — an organization formed in October by seven health systems to advocate for health system-owned specialty pharmacies — recently sent an open letter to health systems outlining three actions items it wants the specialty pharmacy industry to take to improve patient care and outcomes.

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Spotlight on Market Access

As more health systems are creating their own specialty pharmacies, two major players in the space are coming together. In mid-January, Shields Health Solutions unveiled a deal to purchase ExceleraRx Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

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HOSP Coalition Seeks Broader Specialty Reach

Seven major health systems launched a new nonprofit coalition that will work to share specialty pharmacy best practices and advocate for their common interests.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum – November / December 2020

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Health System-Owned Specialty Pharmacies Gain New Voice

Specialty pharmacies, which focus on delivering medications for more complex and chronic illnesses, are no longer the rarity they once were. In 2016, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists reports, about 9% of health systems owned an integrated specialty pharmacy;

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