CSPN, Adheris Fight Medication Non-adherence

The Community Specialty Pharmacy Network and adherence-program company are working together to help improve patient adherence to medication regimens.

Adheris, an inVentiv Health company and the leading and largest provider of direct-to-patient medication adherence programs, announced today that Community Specialty Pharmacy Network, Inc. (CSPN) has joined its growing network of over 21,000 pharmacies. CSPN is the largest community specialty pharmacy network in the country, with over 220 member pharmacies servicing 49 states and over 100,000 specialty patients. This partnership brings valuable medication education and adherence programs to CSPN members.

"Adheris applauds CSPN for addressing the challenging obstacle of medication non-adherence. We are very excited to work with CSPN to deliver adherence support to their patients, not only for common chronic conditions, but also for the unique needs of patients’ utilizing specialty pharmacy medications.”

Patients who do not take their medications as prescribed by their physicians cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending every year1. For over 19 years, Adheris has been working with its pharmacy network members to address this problem through highly customized and educational refill-reminder programs designed to support prescription therapy as prescribed—all while strictly safeguarding patient privacy.

“Our partnership with Adheris will result in a great aid to our compliance efforts for the patients served by our pharmacy partners,” said Nick Calla, Vice President of Industry Relations, CSPN. “Adheris is an expert in the field of patient communication and adherence activities.”

Mike Roberts, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Adheris, said: “Adheris applauds CSPN for addressing the challenging obstacle of medication non-adherence. We are very excited to work with CSPN to deliver adherence support to their patients, not only for common chronic conditions, but also for the unique needs of patients’ utilizing specialty pharmacy medications.”

About Adheris, Inc.

An inVentiv Health company, Adheris offers direct-to-patient programs that provide valuable medication education, timely prescription refill reminders and copay assistance. Adheris’s programs are HIPAA compliant and are proven to influence positive behavior change for millions of patients on products across all major therapeutic classes. The Adheris pharmacy network includes more than 21,000 pharmacies, accounting for approximately 45% of all retail prescriptions. For more information, visit www.adheris.com.

About inVentiv Health

inVentiv Health, Inc., is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv’s client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv Health, Inc., is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team.

About CSPN

CSPN is the largest community specialty network in the country, with over 220 “Centers of Excellence” servicing 49 states and over 100,000 specialty patients. With over $2.5 billion in total Rx purchases and $800 million in specialty Rx, CSPN is now the nation’s 8th largest specialty provider. CSPN provides a unique distribution channel which allows immediate availability of critically required specialty medication. It is delivered by a compassionate, highly competent staff of pharmacy professionals dedicated to improving patients’ lives.

Source: Adheris via BusinessWire

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