The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a partnership of pharmacy-based organizations, announced today that it has awarded specialty pharmacy practice accreditation to PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, based in Pittsburgh, PA.
"Achieving CPPA accreditation demonstrates PANTHERx's commitment to best in-class clinical programs to support our patients with rare and devastating conditions and their unique needs." states PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy Chairman & CEO Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy. "Having a reputable organization like CPPA validates our advanced clinical services and white-glove approach to patient care affirms our mission to redefine the level of care provided in specialty pharmacy."
CPPA serves the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. The accrediting body recognizes the complexity of pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring a consistent approach to quality outcomes.
Specialty medications are often expensive, require unique handling procedures, and involve complex treatment regimens that mandate ongoing clinical monitoring and patient education.
"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 Chairman and APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan. "CPPA's accreditation of PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy provides an important recognition that PANTHERx pharmacy services support these goals."
For more information about the CPPA accreditation process, including standards, a self-assessment tool, and application materials, visit www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org.
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 ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 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 PANTHERX Specialty Pharmacy
PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, THE Rare Disease Specialty Pharmacy®, is a national, triple accredited, specialty pharmacy headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PANTHERx Specialty’s mission is to transform lives by delivering medical breakthroughs, clinical excellence, and access solutions to patients afflicted with rare and devastating conditions. PANTHERx works daily to reinvent specialty, revolutionize pharmacy, and redefine care, by developing focused solutions, bold innovation, and novel clinical services associated with the life-transforming therapies. For more information about PANTHERx, please visit https://pantherspecialty.com/.