Introducing AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy

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Specialty and home delivery pharmacy updates name, commits to prioritizing patients

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a specialty and home delivery pharmacy, is now officially AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. Walgreens announced full ownership of the company back in January. In addition to the new name, patients and partners may notice a few other changes at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy, some of which include:

  • A more personalized pharmacy experience: AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy’s Specialty360 therapy teams will provide patients with personalized care throughout their entire healthcare journey. New therapy directors will work cross-functionally with pharmacy functions to oversee the delivery of patient care.
  • Greater access to hard-to-find medications: The pharmacy has gained access to more than 20 limited distribution drugs (LDDs) since September 2021.
  • Helping make specialty medications affordable: Specialty drugs can require special handling, administration, or monitoring, which would explain why they cost more than regular medications. Five years ago, specialty medications accounted for approximately 38% of total drug expenditures. Today, specialty medications make up 50% or greater of the total prescription spend. In some cases, employers are seeing specialty costs account for 60% or even greater of their total drug spending.

“As the pharmacy industry has evolved, the needs of our patients have become more complex. To better serve them, we transformed our operating model to create dedicated teams that focus on specific conditions and therapies,” says Tracey James, RPh, chief operating officer. “We’ve always prided ourselves on providing comprehensive patient care across functional teams. We’re confident the changes we’ve made will not only improve patient outcomes but will also reduce the cost of care and enhance the patient and provider experience.”

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