Specialty pharmacies and other restricted drug distribution systems: Financial and safety considerations for patients and health-system pharmacists

Kirschenbaum, Bonnie E.
December 2009
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 24, pS13
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of restricted drug distribution systems. Drug distribution systems play a critical role in the implementation of several policies such as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), and reimbursement for expensive specialty drugs, and trends in management of and reimbursement for specialty drugs. It states that drug safety and cost control could be implemented by health-system pharmacists through collaboration with group purchasing organizations.


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