Understanding Your Myelofibrosis Diagnosis

Author: Jill Allard, Oncology Center of Excellence Clinical Pharmacist  The American Society of Hematology recognizes three main types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Within those three categories, there are many blood cancers distinguished by specific characteristics. Primary myelofibrosis (MF), a rare bone marrow cancer, is a type of leukemia. As the lead pharmacist…

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Amber Pharmacy Employee Earns Company’s Highest Honor

Author: Amber Pharmacy Dealing with complex medical conditions can be overwhelming, frustrating and sometimes frightening. But for patients of Amber Pharmacy/Hy‐Vee Pharmacy Solutions, a subsidiary of Hy‐Vee, Inc., help and support is often just a phone call away – and the person on the other end of that line is Jennifer Faulkner. Faulkner, a senior…

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Being Present: Clinical Pharmacist Matt Way Walks with Patients throughout their Treatment Journey

Author: Amber Pharmacy Between managing pharmacy operations and caring for patients, it’s easy to forget about the people on the other side of each prescription. Matt Way, the Pharmacy Manager at Amber Pharmacy’s Buffalo location, understands the importance of being present with patients and walking with them throughout their treatment journey. With this patient-focused perspective,…

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Technology Solutions Drive Connectivity and Coordination in Healthcare

Author: Adam Winstead, Vice President of IT Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms depend on massive amounts of data to deliver accurate, reliable information. There is tremendous potential for artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in the specialty pharmacy industry. According to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report, nearly 40% of companies are aggressively implementing…

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Mailing Specialty Medications Efficiently and Accurately with Amber Pharmacy

Author: Michael Markowski, Lead Shipping Specialist One of the unique things about specialty pharmacy is that the medications are usually shipped directly to each patient’s front door. This requires a team of experienced, detail-oriented shipping specialists. At Amber Pharmacy, we know that behind every shipment is a patient. Our shipping specialists impact the outcome for…

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Managing Rare Diseases with Your Specialty Pharmacy Partner

Author: Lori Wells, Clinical Pharmacist By definition, in the United States, a rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Managing and finding the best medication therapy for a condition that affects so few people is challenging. To manage an uncommon condition, it takes a team of uncommonly knowledgeable and compassionate specialty pharmacy…

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9 Tips that Make It Easier to Take Your Medicine

Author: Kathleen Bryant, Clinical Pharmacist Sometimes a spoonful of sugar doesn’t help the medicine go down. It can be hard to swallow pills and remember to take them every day. Knowing how to take your medication, when to take it and what to do if you skip a dose can be a challenge. The challenge…

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Coping Strategies for Stress

Author: Todd Pernicek, HR Manager Stress is something everyone experiences in daily life. People in the workplace can be expected to experience some sort of stressor at least once daily. When most people think about stress or experience it, they automatically view it as a negative. How Much Stress is Normal? Stress can be a…

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