Specialty Pharmacy News Roundup: February 2024

The latest specialty pharmacy news and insights. Stay up to date on industry and company trends with AMI’s Specialty Pharmacy Database and client-specific research


Amber Specialty Pharmacy announced the appointment of Jessica Ringena as its newest president. Ringena previously served as president of Vivid Clear Rx, a pharmacy benefit manager and subsidiary of Hy-Vee. Known for her strategic leadership in health care, technology and innovation, Ringena will lead the specialty pharmacy in its mission to deliver personalized care to patients who experience chronic and complex conditions. Ringena brings a wealth of experience from her roles at Vivid Clear Rx and Hy-Vee, where she excelled at applying technology to enhance health care outcomes.


PANTHERx® Rare, a leader in rare disease product patient access and support services in the United States, was selected by Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of the Chiesi Group, for the distribution of Filsuvez® topical gel, the first approved treatment for wounds associated with both dystrophic and junctional epidermolysis bullosa (EB) in adult and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.


Polaris Specialty Pharmacy partners with Bioxcel Therapeutics to be a part of their Specialty Pharmacy Network for the Igalmi product. Polaris Specialty Pharmacy continues to create demand with its pharmaceutical manufacturers around the company’s select services and solutions as their partner of choice in patient care.


Polaris Specialty Pharmacy is now part of the Edenbridge Pharma Specialty Pharmacy Network for Vigabatrin -a medication used in the management and treatment of infantile spasms and refractory complex partial seizures.



Shields Health Solutions (Shields), the premier specialty pharmacy accelerator in the country, has partnered with Sharp HealthCare (Sharp), a not-for-profit regional healthcare group in San Diego, to collaborate on an expansion of a specialty pharmacy program that provides patients with complex, chronic conditions access to specialized pharmacy services designed to lower costs, expand treatment options, enhance medication management, and improve overall health. The partnership between Sharp and Shields will offer support services for the unique needs of patients with an initial focus on four key disease states: hematology, oncology, rheumatology, and cardiology. Patients filling their prescriptions at Sharp Specialty Pharmacy Services will receive personalized, patient-centered care complete with side effects management, increased adherence, regular follow-ups, access to financial assistance, and medication delivery at no charge.



Vanscoy Rare Pharmacy recently announced its official launch nationwide. By introducing innovative technology and patient care approaches to the delivery of specialty pharmacy services, Vanscoy Rare will change the pharmacy outlook for people living with rare conditions. Founded by the highly experienced team responsible for creating the niche of rare pharmacy, Vanscoy Rare is poised to fill a crucial gap in the healthcare landscape which has emerged, offering an independent option of specialized care and support for people living with rare conditions and who have unique needs.