AllianceRx Walgreens Prime Unveils New Shipping Process

One common characteristic of specialty medications is that they require special handling. Quite often that means they need to remain refrigerated or frozen, which is critical while drugs are being transported to patients and providers. To help ensure these products’ integrity — and, in turn, improve patient outcomes and reduce pharmaceutical waste — AllianceRx Walgreens Prime has begun using a new patented process when shipping specialty products.

When a drug needs to remain at a cool temperature and it isn’t, that results in drug waste and reshipment. But that assumes that the person receiving the drug knows it’s been compromised. If that’s not the case, and the product has lost its potency, that puts people’s health at risk if they are taking an ineffective drug. It also means that a payer is reimbursing for an inadequate drug.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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