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What is a Specialty Pharmacy?

September 2021 | Paragon Healthcare Specialty
Paragon Healthcare Specialty has a dedicated team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who we recognize this week in honor of World Pharmacists Day. Read the full article to learn more about specialty pharmacies.
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When most of us require prescribed medications for an illness or take prescribed medications for a longer-term condition, we turn to the most convenient option: a local drugstore or independent pharmacy. But those pharmacies, while they are equipped to handle most common medications, are not fully equipped to handle, supply, or educate on specialty medications. Sometimes conditions require a more focused and unique approach, that is where a specialty pharmacy, like Paragon Specialty, steps in.

Traditional pharmacies handle – you guessed it – traditional drugs used to treat general health as well as chronic and acute conditions. If a traditional pharmacy can supply a particular drug, it’s usually common enough for those pharmacies to keep a working stock of the drug available. Unlike traditional medicine or pharmacies, high-touch treatments such as infusible or injectables require a more specialized approach to ensure you get the most out of the therapy.  

World Pharmacist Day

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) established World Pharmacist Day in 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey. They chose September 25th because on this day, in 1912, the FIP was founded.

According to the FIP, the theme for World Pharmacist Day this year is “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health,” according to the FIP. The FIP says this year’s World Pharmacists Day campaign is an opportunity to show appreciation for the trust placed in the profession and increase awareness of this trust and pharmacists’ vital role in improving health. If you want to observe World Pharmacist Day, thank your local pharmacist for all the work they do. In addition, you can share this day on social media with #WorldPharmacistDay.

Paragon Healthcare Specialty has a dedicated team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, who we recognize this week in honor of World Pharmacists Day. They have the pharmaceutical knowledge, individualized care, and official licenses to provide specialty drugs for many different life-altering conditions. So when you turn to Paragon for access to your specialty treatment, you can do so with confidence in knowing the pharmacy teams are operating at the peak of their field.

What kinds of conditions or treatments require a specialty pharmacy?

Specialty pharmacies generally provide treatments for rare diseases or those that affect roughly one person in 2,500 or fewer. Specialty pharmacies provide drugs and therapies that are considered “high-touch” and “high-cost,” meaning they can tend to be in a higher financial tier and require a greater level of medical oversight.

At Paragon, we treat many rare and chronic diseases through infusion therapy and in many different realms of medicine, including cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, immunology, hematology, hepatology, rheumatology, neurology and urology. We partner with physicians to administer the right therapy for the designated treatment regimen.

When you choose Paragon as your specialty pharmacy, you are guaranteed expertise, individualized care and a personal touch to make dealing with your rare or chronic health condition as simple as possible.

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