Available Until 6/27/2027

Strategies for Access to Specialty Pharmacy Limited Distribution Drugs

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP SSPP Business Development SAG; Strategies for Access Workgroup 

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-24-533-H04-P
Release Date:  June 27, 2024
Expiration Date: June 27, 2027
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

In this activity, a panel of specialty pharmacy leaders from various health systems will discuss challenges in gaining access to limited distribution drugs, as well as best practices and strategies for overcoming those challenges.  Throughout this panel discussion, panelists will share their experiences and success stories. Topics covered will include how to monitor the specialty pharmacy pipeline, how to make a case to manufacturers for access, and considerations when data sharing is required for access. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of… specialty pharmacists, pharmacy leadership, those considering starting a specialty pharmacy.  

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Describe the challenges specialty medication distribution strategies employed by manufacturers cause for health system specialty pharmacies.
  • Discuss the importance of monitoring the specialty pharmacy pipeline and having a strategy for gaining access to limited distribution drugs.   

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Lisa Cristofaro
Market Access Manager
University of Rochester
Rochester NY

Tina Do
Associate Director
Clinical Strategy and Business Development
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Alex Mersch
Associate Director for Ambulatory Specialty Programs
University of Iowa Health Care
Iowa City, IA

Rushabh Shah
System Director
Specialty & Home Delivery PharmacyU
NC Health
Durham, NC

Dana Harman
Specialty Pharmacy
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Josephine Hurtado
Texas Children’s Hospital – Specialty Pharmacy
Houston, TX

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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