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Acquisition addresses the need for meeting healthcare sector’s patient support demand
Drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) has added to its manufacturer repertoire with the acquisition of FirstView Financial, a financial technology (fintech) solutions provider that delivers digital payment processing services to support patient affordability and access programs, pharmacy and provider networks, and payers and plan administrators. The FirstView purchase allows ABC to offer more integrated services, such as a greater patient support offering that will allow patients to gain access to, afford and stay on vital therapies.
IQVIA data indicates that specialty pharma products are projected to account for nearly two-thirds of new product launches by 2023. As the number of specialty and rare disease products continues to increase, the demand for patient support services is expected to grow significantly by 2026.
“Our leadership role with specialty product services allows us to continue to make investments to ensure we’re best positioned to help patients access their prescribed therapies,” says Robert Mauch, PhD, ABC’s executive vice president and group president. “With FirstView, we’ve broadened our portfolio of manufacturer services by adding tech-driven payment and processing solutions that can reduce barriers throughout the treatment journey. The new solutions, coupled with our existing patient-centric services, enable us to meet the evolving needs of our partners and the patients they serve.”