Specialty at Retail: What Community Pharmacy Needs to Make It Happen

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austin Convention Center
Location: 18CD, Level 4
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 (0.15 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-14-222-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-14-222-L04-T

Community pharmacies are very interested in the potential of dispensing specialty pharmaceuticals in a retail environment. Due to the unique requirements associated with each medication or disease state, pharmacies require a very different set of technologies and support resources to achieve a specialty-at-retail program. In this presentation, this session will explore and identify the points of focus associated with these necessary changes and resources.

Pharmacist and Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the definition of specialty drugs in the current market.

  2. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of community pharmacy to support a specialty at retail program in the current environment.

  3. Summarize the role of technology development in supporting adoption of specialty at retail initiatives.

Speaker: Tim Davis, Pharm.D., President and COO, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, Beaver, Pennsylvania; Susan Pilch, vice president of policy and regulatory affairs, NCPA, Alexandria, Virginia

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians