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Specialty Pharmacy: A World of Innovation

September 15, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Kimberly Firtz for her Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “Specialty Pharmacy:  A World of Innovation”.  Kimberly discusses how the current specialty pharmacy landscape is constantly evolving, requiring a collaborative environment to meet the needs of patients. Kimberly Firtz earned her Doctor of […]

MSPBA and Specialty Pharmacy Times Partners for Postgraduate Success

October 19, 2016

What is the MSPBA degree? Bridget T. Regan, MBA, RPh and Jonathan M. Ogurchak, PharmD, CSP answer that question in Specialty Pharmacy Times. View the full article at: http://www.specialtypharmacytimes.com/publications/specialty-pharmacy-times/2016/september-2016/partnered-for-postgraduate-success-spt-mspba/P-1

The Role of Biosimilars in the Growth of Specialty Pharmacy

October 19, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh MSPBA program congratulates Justin Smerker, PharmD, MSPBA Candidate on his latest Specialty Pharmacy Times publication.  Justin discusses how acceptance and utilization of biosimilar drugs are still in need of improvement within specialty pharmacy. View the full article at:  http://www.specialtypharmacytimes.com/news/the-role-of-biosimilars-in-the-growth-of-specialty-pharmacy

Patient Engagement Vital to Success in Specialty Pharmacy

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates John Meehan for his second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “Patient Engagement Vital to Success in Specialty Pharmacy”.  John’s article explores the need for specialty pharmacies to view both prescribers and patients equally as customers. The key to sustainability for  specialty pharmacies requires them to develop painless […]

Keys To Managing Specialty Pharmacy Stakeholders

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Justin Smerker for his second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “Keys to Managing Specialty Pharmacy Stakeholders”.  Justin examines the key stakeholders across the specialty landscape and identifies what is important to each constituent when selecting a specialty pharmacy provider. Justin Smerker earned his PharmD […]

Balancing Patient Access and Cost Containment in Specialty Pharmacy

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Heather Brand for her second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “Balancing Patient Access and Cost Containment in Specialty Pharmacy”.  Heather discusses how management strategies aimed at controlling cost and utilization can create significant barriers to the accountability, affordability, and accessibility of specialty pharmacy medications, […]

Specialty Pharmacy: Beyond ‘Take Two And Call Me In The Morning’

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Christopher Ogurchak for his second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “Channel Chaos:  Why a Manufacturer Chooses a Specialty Pharmacy”.  Christopher explores the void that specialty pharmacy fills with the growth of novel therapies to treat complex disease states. Christopher Ogurchak earned his PharmD degree […]

“What Services Should Patients Expect From A Specialty Pharmacy?”

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Anthony Mazzarese for his second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “What Services Should Patients Expect From a Specialty Pharmacy?”.  Anthony explores the perspective of the two vital stakeholders when it comes to specialty medicines:  the patients and the providers. Anthony Mazzarese is […]

“What Matters Most in Specialty Pharmacy?”

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) congratulates Jill Schachte, MSPBA Class of 2016, for her second Specialty Pharmacy Times publication titled, “What Matters Most in Specialty Pharmacy”.  In her article, Jill discusses the complexity of  answering this question and the pivotal role that specialty pharmacies play in respect to […]

Specialty Pharmacy – “A Time To Fill”

September 12, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Pharmacy Business Administration (MSPBA) recognizes student John Meehan, MSPBA Class of 2016, for his recent publication in Specialty Pharmacy Times. John’s article  titled, “Time-to-Fill: A Standardization Dilemma in Specialty Pharmacy”, discusses the complexity of the steps required, variability, and hurdles managed by Specialty Pharmacies to ultimately […]

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