New Program Is Focused on Improving Specialty Drug Adherence

With an eye on improving medication adherence for people with rare diseases or chronic conditions, AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy recently launched RightGuide. The program helps digitally connect pharma manufacturers to patients and their caregivers in order to provide education on a variety of topics, from training people how to self-administer injectable agents to helping with financial issues and addressing the side effects of medications.

The specialty pharmacy is working with manufacturers to create customized, brand-specific resources “to help facilitate patient conversion, adherence and retention — while minimizing treatment barriers for patients and caregivers,” explains Tracey James, R.Ph., chief operating officer at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy.

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Angela Maas

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. She also has written for Spotlight on Market Access since its 2017 launch. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at Hem Aware (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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