Specialty Pharmacy News Roundup: August 2023

ExactCare announced that Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc., a leading healthcare company advancing personalized, comprehensive care for value-based care organizations, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nautic Partners and combine with ExactCare, a portfolio company of Nautic. The combination brings together two preeminent healthcare companies whose pioneering work integrating comprehensive pharmacy services into population health has improved outcomes and reduced total cost of care for people with complex needs allowing them to thrive in home and community-based settings.


KabaFusion, a nationally recognized leader in home infusion, has been selected by UCB as a limited distribution partner to provide RYSTIGGO®, a treatment for generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) in adult patients who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) or anti-muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibody positive.


PANTHERx® Rare, a leader in rare disease product patient access and support services in the United States, announced it has been selected by UCB as a limited distribution partner to provide RYSTIGGO® (rozanolixizumab-noli), the first and only FDA-approved targeted treatment for both anti- acetylcholine receptor (AChR)  anti- muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibody positive adult patients with generalized myasthenia gravis.


Shields Health Solutions (Shields) announced that it has partnered with Tennessee-based Erlanger to establish a new specialty pharmacy program. The collaboration with the nationally-acclaimed, multi-hospital health system will provide patients who have complex, chronic conditions increased access to specialized pharmacy services developed to lower costs, bolster treatment options, improve medication management, and enhance overall health. The partnership will initially serve three disease states: neurology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology, with the intent to expand to additional patient populations. With the new partnership, specialty pharmacy liaisons will guide patients and caregivers who fill prescriptions with Erlanger, working with patients on-site. Among other tasks, these liaisons can assist patients and families with navigating barriers to care including health insurance, prior authorizations, or securing financial assistance.


Soleo Health, an innovative, leading national provider of complex specialty pharmacy services, announced the unveiling of its Blue Ash, Ohio location in the greater Cincinnati area. The Soleo Health Cincinnati facility provides a broad range of specialty infusion therapies and pharmacy services to patients in their homes as well as administration on-site at its ambulatory infusion center. The centralized location reaches patients residing throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.


Southeastern Grocers (SEG) confirmed that it plans to sell its Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket pharmacy businesses to CVS Health and Walgreens. Plans call for the Winn-Dixie and Harveys’ prescription files to be transferred to the two drug chains by the end of 2023. Southeastern Grocers added a specialty pharmacy called Pathstone Health Services in 2018. Pathstone provides pharmacy care and support for people with complex and chronic diseases, such as cancer, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease, among others. Its services are available through all Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie, Harveys and Fresco y Más pharmacies.



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