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Soleo Health adds 4th drug from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 

October 4, 2022HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has added AMVUTTRA (vutrisiran) to its specialty pharmacy portfolio to treat adults with the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis. Soleo Health offers newly FDA-approved AMVUTTRA injections to patients in their homes (after an evaluation and recommendation by the treating physician) or at one of its ambulatory infusion centers (AICs) nationwide. “This marks the fourth therapy Soleo Health now offers from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’...

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Walgreens to take full ownership in Shields Health Solutions

September 21, 2022HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 30% stake in Shields Health Solutions for approximately $1.37 billion, giving WBA full ownership of the company. Shields is a health system-owned specialty pharmacy integrator. “Our full acquisition of Shields will complete another major milestone as part of our consumer-centric health care strategy to drive sustainable long-term growth, and we are very pleased with our partnership...

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Virtis Health opens AIC in Houston

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

HOUSTON – Virtis Health, a division of Soleo Health, a provider of complex specialty pharmacy services, has opened an ambulatory infusion center in Houston near Texas Medical Center. “We are bringing a highly personalized care and service model to patients and providers throughout greater Houston with our new Virtis Health AI,” said Shahram Badrei, regional business leader for Virtis Health Houston. “Since our model brings additional resources and options to patients, providers...

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Soleo Health scores 100 on URAC reaccreditation

April 21, 2022HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has received specialty pharmacy reaccreditation from URAC, earning a score of 100% for its pharmacy locations in Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio. “The latest URAC reaccreditation further validates Soleo Health’s unrelenting commitment to clinical excellence and the persistent delivery of the highest levels of quality patient care,” said Drew Walk, CEO, Soleo. “URAC offers an important barometer for evaluating the success...

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Pharmacare Hawaii signs with Inovalon to manage patient care 

March 15, 2022HME News Staff

HONOLULU – Pharmacare Hawaii, a diversified pharmacy company serving thousands through community pharmacies, a home infusion pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy and a long-term care pharmacy, has signed a multi-year contract with Inovalon, a provider of cloud-based platforms. Pharmacare Hawaii will use ScriptMed Cloud, an eight-module, end-to-end solution powered by the Inovalon ONE Platform, to manage patient care across its rapidly growing specialty and infusion pharmacy network. “We’re...

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Soleo Health expands in Atlanta 

March 8, 2022HME News Staff

NORCROSS, Ga. – Soleo Health has relocated its Atlanta pharmacy four miles to a new 7,200-square-foot facility in Norcross, Ga. The new facility, double the size of the former facility, features an expansive specialty pharmacy with a custom-built ISO 5 clean room and five private ambulatory infusion suites for patients receiving complex biologic and infusion therapies. “Our expansion in the Atlanta area directly results from our need to better accommodate the increased patient demand...

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Soleo earns specialty accreditation 

February 1, 2022HME News Staff

FRISCO, Texas – Soleo Health has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care as a specialty pharmacy with distinction in rare disease and orphan drugs. It’s one of only six nationally to earn the distinction. “Soleo Health prides itself on delivering the highest quality care and bringing innovative specialty pharmaceuticals to patients,” said Drew Walk, Soleo Health's CEO. “This accreditation is indicative of our abilities to consistently...

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AscellaHealth taps three home infusion pharmacies with preferred status

January 24, 2022HME News Staff

BERWYN, Pa. – AscellaHealth has announced that Amber Specialty Pharmacy, AcariaHealth and BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy are preferred partners within its Home Infusion Pharmacy Network. These designations are part of AscellaHealth’s Site of Care Optimization initiative and overall strategies designed to cut costs without compromising quality of care. “By selecting these top pharmacies for preferred status, we are taking an important step toward reducing the cost of specialty biologic...

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Walgreens Boots invests $970M in Shields Health Solutions

September 29, 2021HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance is making a majority investment in Shields Health Solutions, an integrated, health system-owned specialty pharmacy. The approximately $970 million investment will support the continued growth of Shields’ strategy and build on a minority equity investment that WBA announced in July 2019. “Delivering pharmacy and health care services in the local community is one of many ways WBA is working to improve access and health outcomes, as well as...

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Specialty Infusion Centers expands in NY

February 1, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Specialty Infusion Centers has opened a new office in Staten Island, N.Y. The state-of-the-art location upgrades the standards of infusion and injection therapies for patients who have complex health conditions, with flexible appointments that include evening and weekend availability. “It’s imperative to provide resources to patients who need it the most and may not have other options to help, especially during a time of uncertainty,” said Dr. Jake Deutsch, founder and...

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