Mississippi hospital launches specialty pharmacy program


Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) has rolled out a specialty pharmacy program to make complex and expensive drugs more accessible to patients.

Through a partnership with Trellis Rx, the hospital will deploy pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons directly into the oncology, infectious disease, autoimmune and other specialty clinics.

Patients will be able to receive in-person education about their medications and support from pharmacists. Patients will also have access to pharmacy liaisons who manage financial assistance applications, insurance authorizations, medication refills and more.

"Our specialty pharmacy program will reduce the administrative burden specialty medications often create for physicians and their teams, allowing them to spend more time engaging with our patients," said Brian Clark, the hospital's outpatient pharmacy director, in a Nov. 5 news release.

Read the full news release here.

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