NASP Publishes Practice Parameters
September 9, 2014
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) announced today the publication of peer-reviewed practice parameters for guiding the distribution and management of specialty medications for five disease states including breast cancer, Hepatitis C, HIV, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
NASP Video Highlights Essential Role of Specialty Pharmacists
May 5, 2014
The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) released a new video that highlights the essential, and unique, role that specialty pharmacy will continue to play in healthcare. The video is available for use by all members and industry stakeholders.
“Education is the foundation of the future,” Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, CSP, NASP CEO, said in the video. “Preparing stakeholders for the new therapies that will emerge in the market and the impact of these therapies on patient management is a responsibility that NASP, and our leadership, takes very seriously.”
In the video, Cohen discusses the central role pharmacists have with other healthcare professionals and patients. “Pharmaceutical care goes beyond dispensing, and it is the most cost effective way to treat patients.”
NASP produced the video to help constituents understand the specialty pharmacy industry and learn about the purpose of NASP and the Specialty Pharma Education Center (SPEC). The video underscore’s NASP’s mission to provide a platform to engage leaders in thoughtful, constructive discussions and expand education among all healthcare providers in the specialty sector.
“At the end of the day, people want to feel better and they rely on these medicines to achieve that goal,” Cohen states. “Pharmacists can raise the bar of how we provide healthcare services and we hope disseminating videos and other, similar messages can make a significant impact.”