Why Do I Have To Inject My Medicine? Understanding Route of Administration

Author: Jennifer Klutka, Clinical Pharmacist   If you’re prescribed a self-injected medication, it can be intimidating and scary at first. Many people wonder why they have to inject their medication instead of taking it in a pill form. The way medicine gets into your body matters. The term “route of administration” describes how you take…

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Amber Pharmacy Announces Strategic Leadership Changes

Amber Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that Aaron Wiese has been named president of Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions. Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy since 2017, has been named senior vice president of pharmacy business development at Hy-Vee’s corporate office. “As the health care landscape continues to evolve, we need someone…

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New Gene Therapies Show Promise for Genetic Neurology Conditions and Blood Disorders

Author: Shelly Nickerson, Clinical Director of Trade Relations Breakthrough genetic therapy options are starting to complete the final stages of clinical trials and reach the market. Gene therapies provide hope where few treatment options are available. These potential treatment options are the result of significant medical advancements and years of research. As these exciting medications…

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Amber Pharmacy Marketing Team Wins Pinnacle Award

Author: Amber Pharmacy Amber Pharmacy’s in-house marketing team won numerous awards at the recent Pinnacle Awards Dinner hosted by the American Marketing Association (AMA) Omaha chapter. The annual Pinnacle Awards is a results-based competition judged on metrics and measurable tactics. Amber Pharmacy received a Pinnacle statue, the highest recognition, for their “Amber Pharmacy 1998-2018” video. The marketing team…

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My Specialty Pharmacy Experience Made Me a Better Caregiver. It Can Help You Too

Author: Tige Bower, Account Executive Are you ready? Are you prepared? You typically hear these questions regarding tornado drills or disaster preparedness. This isn’t about a natural disaster, however. It’s about an unexpected diagnosis that many of us face at some point during our lives. We’ve all known friends and family members who have battled…

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Long-Term MS Medication Management

Author: Jen Howder, Clinical Pharmacist on the Neurology Center of Excellence Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system, causing inflammation and interrupting the flow of information from the brain to the body. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this chronic disease. With the right medication therapy, many people learn…

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The Role of Specialty Pharmacy in Cancer Care

Author: Jill Allard, Clinical Pharmacist on the Amber Pharmacy Oncology Center of Excellence  Specialty pharmacies provide medication and patient support for people diagnosed with complex health conditions, such as cancer. Patients with cancer often work with specialty pharmacies to get the medication and clinical support they need to manage their treatment. The level of service…

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How to Be a Great Caregiver to a Patient with a Chronic Condition

Author: Kris Admire, Certified Case Manager At Amber Pharmacy, we take pride in going above and beyond to provide personalized support for our patients’ clinical, physical, financial, educational and emotional needs. However, patients are not the only ones who need this support. Caregivers are spouses, relatives, friends and neighbors who can devote hours of every…

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Specialty Pharmacy

Author: Adam Winstead, Vice President of IT Artificial intelligence and machine learning are buzzwords in every industry. Specialty pharmacy is no different. These technologies create exciting new possibilities to enhance specialty pharmacy services and improve patient outcomes. While the industry integrates technology into our services, let’s explore the potential artificial intelligence and machine learning applications…

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