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October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

The specialty pharmacy said MedImpact Healthcare Systems had named it a ChoiceSpecialty provider and one of the preferred pharmacy providers of hepatitis C medications to MedImpact members.

September 20, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

The specialty pharmacy company said that it was added to the health insurer's specialty pharmacy network.

July 2, 2013

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has been added to the limited-distribution network for a Genentech drug used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has been added to the limited-distribution network for a Genentech drug used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers.

BioPlus announced that it had become a distributor for the drug Tarceva (erlotinib) starting Monday, when the drug, made by Genentech and Astellas, ceased to be available in retail pharmacies.

April 8, 2013

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy will notify physicians within two hours whether a patient has been accepted for treatment, the company said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy will notify physicians within two hours whether a patient has been accepted for treatment, the company said.

BioPlus said the new "2-Hour Patient Acceptance Guarantee" program would let physicians know if their patients could be admitted pending insurance qualifications or would not be admitted and triaged to another pharmacy.

November 28, 2012

By the time Hurricane Sandy had finished sweeping up the East Coast, it left billions of dollars in damage and took dozens of lives.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — By the time Hurricane Sandy had finished sweeping up the East Coast, it left billions of dollars in damage and took dozens of lives.

But it caused another dimension of hardship for some people: those living with chronic diseases.

May 29, 2012

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new person to head its bleeding disorders program, the company said Tuesday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new person to head its bleeding disorders program, the company said Tuesday.

BioPlus announced the promotion of Shelley Moore to the position of national director of hemophilia. Moore already has served as head of the company's bleeding disorders program for Tennessee and has six years' nursing experience and a career specialty in bleeding disorders.

April 17, 2012

A specialty pharmacy provider has launched an application that it said will reduce the administrative burden of reimbursement, writing prescriptions, monitoring adherence and reviewing drug lists.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A specialty pharmacy provider has launched an application that it said will reduce the administrative burden of reimbursement, writing prescriptions, monitoring adherence and reviewing drug lists.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced the launch of TAP App, short for Therapy Access Portal, designed to allow physicians to monitor patients from initial intake through benefit verification and shipping, and make data on adherence issues, medication possession ratios, adverse drug reactions and other issues more easily available.

January 27, 2012

A specialty pharmacy chain has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A specialty pharmacy chain has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy said ACHC accreditation indicates that the organizational management, internal processes, patient safety practices and service outcomes at BioPlus meet the highest standards.

January 18, 2012

Laurry Hinds has been named regional director at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, responsible for business development in western North Carolina, the company announced.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Laurry Hinds has been named regional director at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, responsible for business development in western North Carolina, the company announced.

Hinds, a registered nurse, will focus on hepatitis C and intravenous immunoglobulin sales. IVIG is a blood product used to treat certain immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases and acute infections.

December 6, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new regional director.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new regional director.

The company said that Shelley Moore will be responsible for business development in Tennessee. Moore, a registered nurse, brings six years of nursing experience, along with a career specialty in bleeding disorders, to her position at BioPlus.

November 22, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced that it now is allowing physicians to electronically submit prescriptions to its pharmacies.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced that it now is allowing physicians to electronically submit prescriptions to its pharmacies.

BioPlus said its e-prescribing offering is designed to lessen the risk of errors, lower costs and improve compliance. The use of computerized medication order entry potentially could prevent up to 84% of dose, frequency and route errors in medication use, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,a Department of Health and Human Services agency.

November 22, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new SVP to support the company's growth, the specialty pharmacy provider said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new SVP to support the company's growth, the specialty pharmacy provider said.

The company announced the appointment of Elvin Montanez, PharmD, as SVP, saying he would contribute to BioPlus's development and implementation of growth strategies, noting that he had worked in leadership positions in health care for 20 years.

October 20, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has released a new video detailing the company's operations and introducing company executives.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has released a new video detailing the company's operations and introducing company executives.BioPlus announced the release of a seven-minute video that includes one-on-one interviews with key executives, graphics, clips and commentary that discuss the company's origins, its growth, use of technology and training and how it works with patients, physicians, the drug industry and payers.

September 9, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has hired Brenda Gauthier as its director of payer relations, the company said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has hired Brenda Gauthier as its director of payer relations, the company said.

BioPlus said that in her new position, Gauthier, who has worked in specialty infusion for 18 years, would develop and maintain relationships with key payers and other entities. BioPlus said Gauthier had designed and executed many cost-effective, revenue-generating ideas, such as ways of improving reimbursement and cash flow like workshops, reference guides and training programs.

August 23, 2011

Less than one month after joining the specialty pharmacy network of health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has received an accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the company said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Less than one month after joining the specialty pharmacy network of health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has received an accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the company said.

August 5, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has joined the specialty pharmacy network of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus said Friday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has joined the specialty pharmacy network of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus said Friday.

BioPlus specializes in providing access to high-cost medications for such conditions as arthritis, hepatitis C, cancer and other complex, chronic conditions. It also educates patients on using them with the goal of improving medication adherence quality of life.

July 26, 2011

As a relatively new facet of the pharmacy profession, specialty pharmacy is constantly developing, prompting the leader of one provider to go online to keep patients and physicians up to date.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — As a relatively new facet of the pharmacy profession, specialty pharmacy is constantly developing, prompting the leader of one provider to go online to keep patients and physicians up to date.

July 8, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has named Bill Cook VP sales, the company said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has named Bill Cook VP sales, the company said.

Cook previously worked as SVP business development and sales at CareSouth and also has worked as VP sales at United Therapeutics, Accredo Health and Gentiva. In his new position with BioPlus, Cook will be responsible for the national sales force.

March 30, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its supervisor of Rx coordinators.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its supervisor of Rx coordinators.

Amanda Brown, who joined the company in 2003, now will serve as director of Rx coordinators. In this role, she will manage and train BioPlus' sales team, but also will be involved in building business relationships with prescribers, achieving territorial goals and maximizing potential revenue for BioPlus.

December 3, 2010

At Drug Store News’ Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable event last Tuesday, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy president and CEO Phil Hagerman remarked that improving medication adherence in specialty pharmacy could be equivalent to a new blockbuster drug. And he may be right.

December 1, 2010

Nearly all surveyed patients using BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy’s services over the last six years adhered to their therapies, according to recent statistics.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Nearly all surveyed patients using BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy’s services over the last six years adhered to their therapies, according to recent statistics.

Quarterly data collected between 2004 and 2010 found that of 17,000 patients analyzed, compliance at the time of discharge was 92%.

June 28, 2010

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has launched a revamped website, BioPlus said Monday....