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Overview

Specialty pharmacies specialize in high-cost, high-touch therapeutic medications for patients suffering from complex diseases. Specialty pharmacies operate in a wide variety of settings, including institutional health and traditional retail pharmacies.

Specialty pharmacies are licensed by the state and are usually affiliated with the National Association of Specialty Pharmacies.

What Are The Benefits?

Specialty medications can often have a complex profile that requires intensive patient management. Some of these medications are injected or infused, often at the doctor’s office or hospital. By specializing in these medications, pharmacies assist patients with chronic, rare or complex conditions such as cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and organ transplants. By specializing in this care, you can be confident that the solutions patients are offered are the most advanced and cost-effective.