Norton Specialty Pharmacy accredited for expertise in complex conditions

Drugs help with MS, cancer, transplants and other conditions requiring special handling and expertise

A leading independent, nonprofit judge of pharmacy services granted accreditation to Norton Specialty Pharmacy for its expertise in filling prescriptions for complex medications, including certain high-cost biotech and injections.

Specialty medications help patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, certain cancers, solid organ transplants and other complex conditions. These drugs can be injected, infused or taken orally, and they typically require special handling and expertise.

URAC, the commission that granted the accreditation, is dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education and measurement. It evaluated Norton Specialty Pharmacy based on specialty drug and patient management, customer service, communications and other qualities.

“This accreditation validates that the Norton Specialty Pharmacy ensures patients with complex medical conditions receive quality pharmacy services,” said Paul Allen, system associate vice president of pharmacy for Norton Healthcare. “Our specialty pharmacists and technicians provide patients with comprehensive education and care coordination to help with treatment.”

Norton Specialty Pharmacy is one of three URAC-accredited health system-owned specialty pharmacies in Kentucky. Others are owned by the University of Kentucky and KentuckyOne Health. Additional pharmacies are not part of health systems.

Norton Specialty Pharmacy is located in Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 4001 Dutchmans Lane.

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