CPPA Accredits Thrifty White Specialty Pharmacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) recently accredited Thrifty White Specialty Pharmacy, Inc., an employee owned pharmacy located in Fargo, ND.  Thrifty White specialty patients receive full pharmacy support services and has expanded its pharmacy capabilities to serve specialty drug patients across all 50 states.  Thrifty White also offers specialty medication pickup at 90 retail locations.

Specialty medications are often expensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that require ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education. CPPA specialty accreditation recognizes exemplary pharmacy practices in this area, fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring comprehensive patient care services and ongoing quality improvement to facilitate desired patient health outcomes.

 “Ensuring that specialty pharmacies provide services that help patients achieve desired, cost-effective outcomes is a key component of CPPA’s specialty pharmacy accreditation,” said CPPA Executive Director Lynnae Mahaney, B.S.Pharm., MBA, FASHP. “CPPA’s accreditation of Thrifty White Specialty Pharmacy, provides an important recognition that its pharmacy services support these goals.”

Thrifty White provides the patient support to ensure their patients are taking medications as prescribed to maximize positive patient results.  They are committed to partnering with the patient, physician, and payer to provide medication and patient care services. 

“We are excited to receive specialty pharmacy accreditation from CPPA.” President and CEO Bob Narveson explained “Thrifty White has pioneered multiple industry changing solutions, such as RxMedSync and HealthyPackRx. This accreditation is an example of how we are 100% committed to delivering the best patient care and exceeding the expectations of our stakeholders.” Over the past 12 months, Thrifty White has delivered PDC adherence scores above 93% for specialty patients, echoing this commitment. 

For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.

About CPPA

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.

About Thrifty White

Founded in 1884, Thrifty White Pharmacy is a 100% employee owned, regional pharmacy chain with 93 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin and 82 affiliated pharmacy locations nationwide. Thrifty White provides for the health care needs of their customers through professional pharmacy services, quality products and unique and innovative practices. Thrifty White has implemented state of the art technology and central processing pharmacies to provide comprehensive clinical services to our patients, including an industry leading med-sync program. Thrifty White is changing the industry by doing the right things for their patients — focusing on healthy outcomes, driving down health care costs, keeping people out of hospitals and making pharmacy services readily accessible for everyone.

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