Patients on Evolving Hepatitis C Treatments Benefit from Specialized Adherence Counseling

Patients on Evolving Hepatitis C Treatments Benefit from Specialized Adherence Counseling

New medications are changing the face of hepatitis C. Shorter regimens, fewer side effects, and increased cure rates have convinced physicians and patients that now is the time to pursue treatment. Despite the benefits of these cutting-edge therapies, adherence challenges still exist.

Patients of Accredo Specialty Pharmacy receive more than just a filled prescription. Specialty-trained pharmacists and nurses in Accredo’s Hepatitis C Therapeutic Resource Center work with each patient to identify and overcome barriers to adherence. The pharmacy also offers innovative tools, like the Accredo Plus C app, to help patients stay on track.

This support is paying off for patients. In a study published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, patients using a specialty pharmacy had 15 fewer therapy gap days and an 8.6% higher adherence rate than those using a retail pharmacy. The study also showed that patients who exclusively used a specialty pharmacy had a 60% greater likelihood of achieving optimum adherence when compared to retail pharmacy patients.

Visit the Specialty Pharmacy Times website to read more about how Accredo is improving outcomes for patients with hepatitis C or contact us to put our specialized Accredo staff to work for your product.

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